Should Rep Michael Grimm (R) be summarily thrown out of congress.

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    You remember him the the former marine and FBI agent who while hopped up on roids was caught on tape threatening to throw a reporter to his death in the US Capitol. Yeah I know it's typical GOP bully behavior but it's gotten worse.

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/25/politics/congress-grimm/index.html

    Naturally he is a tea party darling.

    What a slime bag.
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    The reporter should bring assault charges, and congress should act against him if the FBI investigation proves wrongdoing.

    BUT, this is not "typical" GOP behavior.
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    Verbal bullying absolutely is.
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    Absolutely, throw him out. Who needs due process, trials, or the rest of that technical mumbo jumbo.
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    No trial needed after the video of the threat to the reporter.

    For that alone he should be thrown out. Or if he really wanted to stay he should have volunteered to get beaten to a pulp by a professional boxer.
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    As is evidenced here too many time. Fortunately I can not be bullied.
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    That coming from you makes me laugh after listening to Harry Reed the last week
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    Turns out Harry was right. You aligned yourself with a criminal and a racist. You should feel dirty but you don't.
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    You can't "summarily throw someone out of Congress." It's an expulsion proceeding, is explicitly referred to by the Constitution (Article I, Section 5) and requires a 2/3 vote of the House of Congress that member sits in.

    In the entire history of the US, only 15 Senators (the last in 1862) and 6 House members (the last in 2002, Trafficant following his convictions for conspiracy to commit bribery and to defraud the United States, receipt of illegal gratuities, filing false tax returns, and racketeering) have ever been expelled.

    Of those 21, 17 of them were expelled for disloyalty/taking up arms against the United States for supporting the Confederacy during the Civil War.
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    Please, there isn't a bigger bully in Washington than Harry. Of course it's always on the floor of the senate when he has immunity. He is one of the most repulsive types there is who goes to Washington and gets rich compliments of the tax payers.
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    Please, no technical mumbo jumbo!
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    Soho, what he said to that reporter is almost like a term of endearment up this way. You need to lighten up, though I'm sure your thought process is to have him thrown out creating an opportunity for the other side.
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    Should SoHo be summarily banned from starting rhetorical TH threads?
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    That would certainly set an interesting precedent.
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    Haha...indeed.
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    you might look in the mirror there hoss

    and then when you are through you might want to go look at the threads on the Mr Bundy and see what I actually said- instead of letting your mouth over load your azz
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    There's that hoss stuff again. I get the impression I'm talking to a man in his seventies. Very hard to to debate someone like that typically they are naturally close minded
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    If he was a D,. of course he wouldn't be asked to leave. Just the opposite for your typical Pub. A American fetus in many cases would just love to be bullied instead of some alternatives loved by Dems.
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    He seems like a scumbag, but I think we can let the judicial system run its course.
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    there is that arrogance once again rearing its head

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