Skip to comments.Crook for Congress: Edwin Edwards - The Mafia's Choice
Posted on 04/22/2014 9:33:08 AM PDT by topher
I made the following flyer which has information accurate about the former Governor and convicted FELON Edwin Edwards run for Congress.
Apparently, you can be a convicted felon and run for a Congressional seat!
Edwin Edwards stated one of his reasons for running for Congress is that he is prevented by law from running for a Louisiana State Office.
Edwin Edwards is running as a Democrat, and apparently the Democratic does not have any problem with his running for Congress...
Image of my flyer:
Someone wrote a book about Edwin Edwards (detailing some of the corruption) called Just Taking Orders.
This was sort of a play on fast food restaurants and how quickly things are served up -- like trips to Las Vegas. There was much talk about money in brown paper bags...
I thought it was required.
Being a convicted felon is good training for becoming a member of the House.
Or an IMPEACHED federal judge
It would take a constitutional amendment to prohibit that. For good reason the founders weren’t really concerned about convicted criminals being elected.
You’d think it would be unnecessary, not many convicted felons could get elected to anything. Edwards is certainly no threat to win that House seat and serious democrats aren’t wasting their time trying to help him, he’s not worth your concern either, you should help make sure that ***hole RINO State Senator Dan Claitor who IS a threat to win (with democrat help, there is no serious democrat in the race), does not.
Has a convicted felon ever been elected to Congress? Alcee Hastings is the closest thing that springs to mind, impeached federal judge who was acquitted in a court of law (bribery charge) prior to being impeached and removed from office. He could have been forbidden by the Senate from holding federal office, but unfortunately was not.
The only difference between Edwards and a vast majority of the denizens of the cesspool that is Washington is, Edwards was caught, convicted and served his time.
How old is that picture?
“I know he’s a crook and a womanizer, but I like him”. If I heard that once, I heard it a thousand times.
I luv that bumpersticker..
There’s ALREADY a lot of crooks in congress! This could get very confusing during parliamentary process. I can venison 3/4 of the floor standing up, on hearing “I yield the floor to Mr. Crook”
You hit it right on the nail! I’m proud of you!
And yes, it is all true!
Growing up in South Louisiana, I heard this more than once...”I know he is a crook, but at least he admits it”.
Edwards was convicted and served time...
After all it took what 16 Federal indictments and trials, before they could get a conviction on Edwards? And you knew he was guilty every time.
Officers that are impeached by the House and convicted by the Senate are disqualified from holding an office of honor, trust or profit under the United States, which means that they can’t serve as President, VP, Cabinet secretary, ambassador, federal judge, or certain other Article II or Article III officers, but it is no impediment to serving as a Representative or Senator. Similarly, an ambassador is subject to impeachment, but a member of Congress isn’t (members of Congress are subject only to expulsion, which would not disqualify them from future election).
I read somewhere that the Senate could have disqualified Alcee from being elected to Congress but didn’t.
Thanks, faulty source!
An official can always be impeached...