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House democrats may terminate an elected Republican and install the democrat

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    I'm surprised they are not trying to do that with NY 22. The R beat the incumbent by about 100 votes -
    which was not made official until about 3 weeks ago.
     
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    They still could.
    I had read some elected republican, reps refused to allow him to take his seat, but I cant find it again in history.
    Looking into it mostly this happened after the civil war.
    Unseated members of the United States Congress - Wikipedia
     
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    Nancy did give her the Oath- in the House Chambers - but would NOT allow her Marine Corps son to attend
     
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    1985 - Speaker Tip O'Neill & House Democrats Steal Indiana's 8th Congressional Seat

    "Indiana’s Eighth Congressional District. The freshman Democrat Frank McCloskey, a 45-year-old first-term Democrat, led the Republican Richard McIntyre, a promising 38-year-old conservative state legislator, by 72 votes after the initial count....After a full recount, McIntyre was up by some 400 votes"

    "When McIntyre arrived on Capitol Hill on January 3, 1985, Democrats refused to seat him; the House voted 238 to 177, along strict party lines, to keep the seat vacant pending a congressional investigation and a new recount."

    "Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill, the Majority Leader Jim Wright, and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chairman Tony Coelho charged one of their own, Representative Leon Panetta, to lead the recount. Under Panetta were two Democrats and just one Republican."

    "Republicans cried foul that the majority was trying to steal the election. Even Minnesota’s Bill Frenzel, a gregarious Republican who was known as a moderate in his disposition and politics, characterized the process as a 'rape' of the voters."

    "Panetta’s task force determined in late April that the seat should go to McCloskey. By a party-line vote of two to one, the committee decided that McCloskey had won by four votes, 116,645 to 116,641."

    "May 1, the House voted 236 to 190 to seat McCloskey, with 10 Democrats joining the unanimous Republican opposition."

    "Republicans...stormed out of the chamber before O’Neill could officially seat McCloskey. 'Would the gentlemen remain within until I have had an opportunity to administer the oath?' O’Neill asked. 'No!' yelled House Minority Leader Robert Michel"

    "As O’Neill swore McCloskey into office, Republicans stood side by side on the steps leading out of the House chamber....'This has united the Republican Party as nothing else', McIntyre told the press. 'The American people are not going to forget'."

    "Arguably, the Bloody Eighth is what led to the eventual GOP takeover of the House, under Gingrich, in 1994."
     
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    Exactly right. How do you think the 13th and 14th amendments passed? It was a dog and pony show. Just makes you want to sing the Battle Hymn of the Republic. Doesn't it?

    When the South lost is when all this started. Should tell you all you need to know.

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    That is the one I was thinking about
     
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    Pelosi: 'Of Course' Republican Who Won Tight Race Could Be Removed
    Pelosi says they have the authority to remove this certified elected republican.
    All democrats need do is say the election was fraudulent and seat their fellow democrat, but if Republicans suggest that against a democrat it is a high crime. We don't have to imagine how the MSM will react, we have already seen it.
     
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