House Democrats hold off on Fattah expulsion push, for now


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House Democrats hold off on Fattah expulsion push, for now

Top House Democrats are wrestling over whether they should demand the resignation — or seek his expulsion from Congress — of Rep. Chaka Fattah, the longtime Pennsylvania Democrat convicted Tuesday on an array of federal corruption charges.

On Tuesday, a federal jury found Fattah guilty of bribery, racketeering, money laundering, bank fraud, mail and wire fraud and making false statements about a criminal scheme that began with Fattah’s unsuccessful attempt to become mayor of Philadelphia.
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In the past, lawmakers found guilty of similar criminal acts resigned or were expelled by their colleagues if they didn’t voluntarily leave office. The same could happen to Fattah, although the abbreviated congressional calendar due to an election year makes it more difficult to move quickly against the veteran Democrat.

In a statement released by his office, Fattah gave no sign that he was ready to step down, which would shift the burden to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other senior Democrats to take action.

Read more: politico.com/story/2016/06/house-democrats-hold-off-on-fattah-expulsion-push-for-now-224639#ixzz4CGxQHbnb


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It is kind of hard to expect anyone to resign with HRC running for the presidency, with all that is hanging over her head.
Obviously, the only thing that the Democratic electorate concerns themselves with is the letter D on the ballot anyway.


#3

I mean, you don’t want to jump to conclusions!


#4

No need to do anything now when they can just dump everything into HRC’s lap.

ICXC NIKA


#5

Under House rules, Fattah does not have to give up his office, but he is barred from voting or participating in the work of any committees on which he serves.

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There is absolutely no reason for him to not be expelled from the House. He cannot vote or perform any committee work. He is only there sucking up a tax payer funded pay check.


#6

Good grief, why is there even a question? Come to think of it, this is the pattern for the Dems. Charlie Rangel is still there and the judge from Texas who hid illegally gotten gains in a freezer is now a member of Congress. In my memory, Republicans resign or are asked to do so.


#7

:thumbsup:


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