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View Poll Results: Should Congress vote to expel Rep. Steve King?
Yes -- Steve King should be expelled. 16 37.21%
No -- Let him stay in Congress. 27 62.79%
Voters: 43. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-15-2019, 10:01 AM
 
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Should Congress vote to expel Rep. Steve King?

A congressperson cannot be impeached -- but they can be expelled. Congress has used its expulsion power a total of 15 times. Expulsion requires a two-thirds vote.

He has made extremely controversial comments apparently in support of white supremacy, as well as recent comments denying abortions to women even in the case of rape or incest.

The Republican Party, to their credit, have distanced themselves from Mr. King.
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Old 08-15-2019, 10:14 AM
 
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No, let his constituents vote him out...if they even want that.
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Old 08-15-2019, 10:19 AM
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Why should they?

Congress can expel its own members for any reason at all with a 2/3 vote in either house (of course, the House can only expel House members, and the Senate can only expel Senate members). But why would you expel someone based on mere words that they used?

If the people have a problem with him, they can vote him out of office. But when you start calling for the expulsion of members for mere words (no threats, criminal activity, etc.), we have a problem.
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Old 08-15-2019, 10:19 AM
 
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As tempting as that would be, I think idiots like him and those in the "The Squad" should be allowed to remain until they are voted out. Otherwise, it is a violation of freedom of speech/expression, plus it lets people know that there are people who think like they do in this country, and they can be exposed for the low-lifes they are.

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Old 08-15-2019, 10:27 AM
 
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Should Congress vote to expel Rep. Steve King?

A congressperson cannot be impeached -- but they can be expelled. Congress has used its expulsion power a total of 15 times. Expulsion requires a two-thirds vote.

He has made extremely controversial comments apparently in support of white supremacy, as well as recent comments denying abortions to women even in the case of rape or incest.

The Republican Party, to their credit, have distanced themselves from Mr. King.
I don't think it's that controversial. On a national level, sure. But in Iowa who he represents the heartbeat bill passed on a normal party line vote with only a few Republicans crossing the aisle. I mean, in the sense that the Democrat leaning voters disagree with his comments it's controversial. It's not controversial in that he's out in far right field though.

Republicans aren't really distancing themselves from the substance of his argument as much as the presentation. They're in effect saying he should have said what he said with less bluntness as it doesn't put the best light on their beliefs. Nonetheless Iowa's Republican representatives overwhelmingly agree with him as they overwhelmingly voted on a bill that says the same thing. Republicans in more liberal states probably disagree but that's just because their constituents are more liberal. Republicans in Iowa aren't worried about a voter revolt over not including a exemption for an underage girl who is raped by her father. They are worried about not being perceived as pro-life enough by their constituents. In other words, they're motivated more by the more real threat of being unseated in the primary by a more conservative candidate who agrees with Steve King even if on a personal level they do not than they are worried about alienating less conservative Iowans being offended by Steve King and changing their vote to a Democratic candidate.
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Old 08-15-2019, 10:34 AM
 
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Further lets me know that Republicans don't want to make in roads into black communities. Keeping this guy around is like putting a neo-Nazi sign on the GOP elephant.

Black conservatives are plentiful but they have no party currently, at least one that seems to want them.
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Old 08-15-2019, 10:35 AM
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some guy said some things amirite?

you can't have it both ways
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Old 08-15-2019, 10:37 AM
 
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Should Congress vote to expel Rep. Steve King?

A congressperson cannot be impeached -- but they can be expelled. Congress has used its expulsion power a total of 15 times. Expulsion requires a two-thirds vote.

He has made extremely controversial comments apparently in support of white supremacy, as well as recent comments denying abortions to women even in the case of rape or incest.

The Republican Party, to their credit, have distanced themselves from Mr. King.
What an idiot. It is not like we have a population problem... of the wrong sort to support his talk. Anyone scared Handmaid's Tale isn't gonna be fiction for long?
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Old 08-15-2019, 10:39 AM
 
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Should Congress vote to expel Rep. Steve King?

A congressperson cannot be impeached -- but they can be expelled. Congress has used its expulsion power a total of 15 times. Expulsion requires a two-thirds vote.

He has made extremely controversial comments apparently in support of white supremacy, as well as recent comments denying abortions to women even in the case of rape or incest.

The Republican Party, to their credit, have distanced themselves from Mr. King.
Should congress vote to expel AOC?
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Old 08-15-2019, 10:41 AM
 
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It is up to his district in Iowa to decide his fate. While most people around the US clearly view him as a bigoted racist, the people in his district for the last 18 years seem to think he represents them and their views very well.
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