posted on Dec, 28 2009 @ 02:19 PM
Originally posted by Stormdancer777
It is a bit late to prove this now,
Maybe they should take breathalyzer test before the speak, lol
They will say he was having health issues, or a bad reaction to prescribed medications,
The Senate Select Committee on Ethics is not a Criminal Court and therefore aren't bound by requiring demonstrable proof. All that needs to be done
is for a Motion to refer the incident to the Senate Select Committee on Ethics for review, and for that Motion to be Seconded. At that point, the
Senate Select Committee will have a hearing and determine what course of action to take.
Of course, Admonishment is not a very harsh penalty. A sternly worded letter of formal disapproval is hardly the same as facing Contempt of Court.
There are some Senators that collect Admonishments. However, they can opt for sterner penalties, such as Censure or Expulsion, although such are
generally reserved for more extreme violations of Senatorial Ethics (such as selling of vacated Congressional Seats for monetary and political
). A Senator acting belligerent while intoxicated on the Senate Floor is tantamount to a Senator yelling "Liar" during a Joint Session held
by the POTUS. Sen. Baucus will most likely face Admonishment at the hands of the Senate Select Committee on Ethics just as they did with Sen. Wilson.