Skip to comments.OK got a question for all of you...
Posted on 05/13/2011 8:23:25 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
Can the US Congress "arrest" and "detain" members of the other 3 branches of US Government? Also Is there a detainment facility w/in the US Capitol Bldg Complex for this?
Ah, well, see? Options abound!
congress does have a sergeant-at-arms position and this position does include powers of arrest. I believe the founders intended the sergeant-at-arms to go after people who are ordered to appear before congress that do not show up. It is a federal crime to fail to appear before congress for a congressional hearing/trial. I do not know if the sergeant-at-arms position is currently filled.
it wasn’t long after that he went to Texas..
and the rest is...
The other 3?
Separated at birth! HAHAHA!
But that was the Executive branch arresting a congressman. I guess our poster wants to know if that shoe will fit on another foot.
BTW, where did they deport the guy to, wasn’t he a US Citizen? Since it’s Lincoln I assume this is Civil War related, but maybe that’s not right?
I would think that if a congressman is brought before congress and is convicted of something serious, he’d be stripped of his seat and thrown into jail as a citizen.
Miss him. Always had great “my 2 cents”
I suggest you research your own question first by reading the Constitution.
I have a lot of education so mainly “know” this but here is a good article to get you started, of course it was Dems using power on Boosh: http://www.slate.com/id/2165127/
Oh, I’m a USAF vet -65-69 (fun times)
Semper Fi (we can use it too, not just Marines)
In the world of RealPolitik, he isn't about to arrest anyone.
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