Skip to comments.Brazeau expected to join exclusive group of shunned Senators
Posted on 02/12/2013 5:23:22 AM PST by Squawk 8888
Sen. Patrick Brazeau has already made history for being one of the youngest people ever appointed to the upper chamber.
If the Senate agrees Tuesday to force him to take a leave of absence, hell make history again in joining another exclusive club: senators who have been shunned by their peers.
No one whos been forced to take a break from the Senate has ended up being expelled; those who have come close usually pre-empt that step by resigning first.
That could be little more than an attempt to save face and the procedural bother of kicking them out, but resigning also has a financial benefit: senators who are expelled dont get a pension. If they resign, they do.
Brazeau is free on bail and facing assault and sexual assault charges after being arrested last week at his home in Gatineau, Que. Hes been kicked out of the Conservative caucus; on Tuesday, the Senate will determine his immediate future.
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