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Rep. Alcee Hastings dead
« on: April 06, 2021, 12:40:43 PM »

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/04/06/rep-alcee-hastings-dies-narrowing-democratic-house-majority-to-just-7.html


Dem majority in the House is now 7 - 218 to 211.

Hastings was a Federal judge in the 1980s who was impeached and removed from office for some pretty significant charges. No surprise which party embraced him...
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Re: Rep. Alcee Hastings dead
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2021, 01:01:44 PM »

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/04/06/rep-alcee-hastings-dies-narrowing-democratic-house-majority-to-just-7.html


Hastings was a Federal judge in the 1980s who was impeached and removed from office for some pretty significant charges. No surprise which party embraced him...

Florida, that pretty much explains it. ;)

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Re: Rep. Alcee Hastings dead
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2021, 02:57:17 PM »

"A good start."

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Re: Rep. Alcee Hastings dead
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2021, 06:24:29 PM »

I wish ill on no person but I have read many obituaries with a slight sense of happiness. 
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Re: Rep. Alcee Hastings dead
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2021, 06:28:30 PM »

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Re: Rep. Alcee Hastings dead
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2021, 06:29:12 PM »

Were it not for white supremacism, he would have lived longer.
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Re: Rep. Alcee Hastings dead
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2021, 09:39:50 PM »

And nothing of value was lost.
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Re: Rep. Alcee Hastings dead
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2021, 09:51:35 PM »

Wonder what he had on Hilary?
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Re: Rep. Alcee Hastings dead
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2021, 11:35:39 PM »

Hastings was impeached, convicted, and removed from office, but that did NOT keep him from later holding elective office.

So . . . why were they saying impeachment would prohibit Trump from running again?

(Oh - Hastings was a Democrat. Never mind.)
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Re: Rep. Alcee Hastings dead
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2021, 11:54:43 PM »

Current legal thinking seems to be that presidents, vice presidents, and judges can get impeached.  But because congress does the impeachment, congress critters don't get impeached.  They get expelled by a two thirds vote.  Unlike the office of president (or at least orange ones) apparently congress thinks it would be infringing on the the citizens right to vote for any candidate they want, so they don't bar expelled members from office.
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Re: Rep. Alcee Hastings dead
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2021, 08:36:21 AM »

Really, he was a nice guy, he was just turning his life around.
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Re: Rep. Alcee Hastings dead
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2021, 08:47:42 AM »


Hastings was a Federal judge in the 1980s who was impeached and removed from office for some pretty significant charges. No surprise which party embraced him...

I'm sure our US Rep (more likely her social media girl) will chime on the Book of Faces in about what a wonderful peach of a person he was.
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Re: Rep. Alcee Hastings dead
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2021, 07:36:17 PM »

I just realized  how wrong I was.  He was impeached as a judge, not expelled from congress.  So I guess that prohibition against seeking office again does only apply to certain people.  Their hypocrisy is undeniable, but I wonder if they are blind to it or just don't care?
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Re: Rep. Alcee Hastings dead
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2021, 07:39:55 PM »

Really, he was a nice guy, he was just turning his life around.

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Re: Rep. Alcee Hastings dead
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2021, 08:51:58 PM »

I just realized  how wrong I was.  He was impeached as a judge, not expelled from congress.  So I guess that prohibition against seeking office again does only apply to certain people.  Their hypocrisy is undeniable, but I wonder if they are blind to it or just don't care?

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