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Yes. The US Senate can, by a 2/3 vote, expel a Senator. However, this has only occurred once aside from the Civil War expulsions of 14 senators. The exception was the first ever case, a treason charge against William Blount in 1797.

Four other senators, however, have resigned rather than be expelled:

Joseph Burton (Kansas) in 1906

Truman Newberry (Michigan) in 1922

Harrison Williams (New Jersey) in 1982

Robert Packwood (Oregon) in 1995

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i think so but i would really look somewhere else for the correct answer...

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Article 1 section 5 states that members can punish members for disorderly conduct and expel members with a 2/3 vote.

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Can a senate expel one of its members?

Yes, according to article 5, section 3 of the Constitutional amendments.


Which branch can expel its own members?

which branch of goverment may expel it own member


Can the senate refuse someone a seat even if they are elected?

According to the Constitution, Article 1, Section 5, the senate (as well as the house of reps) is the judge of the qualifications of its own members. If they don't want to seat a member, they will simply say he's not qualified. Beyond that, if they DO seat a senator, they can still expel him with a 2/3 majority vote.


How many votes needed to expel a member of the house or senate?

None. A senator or congressmen cannot be expelled since they were elected by the people for the people. If the controversy is big enough the Senator or congressmen will resign. If a member was expelled then the views of the people from that area would not be expressed. So the people themselves have the right to remove people from office when election rolls around. Ok, so why is it that in order to expel a senator form the Senate, two thirds of the Senate must agree? They can expel, but only with a two thirds vote, setting a very high requirement for a senator to be expelled because, like the previous answer the guy wrote, they were elected for the people by the people, and setting a low requirement by easily expelling a senator, would just indicate that the views of the people from that state area would not be expressed. There is an expel requirement, and you can see that in Article 1, Section 5, Clause 2 of the Constitution


What are the Specific Powers of the Senate?

a US state senate can try all impeachments, make appointments and treaties, declare war, and expel other members of congress. hope this helped keep asking more questions and i will try to answer as soon as possible. [. .]>-----

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Can the Senate expel one of its members?

No definitley not


Can the senate expel one its members?

No definitley not


What vote can expel a member from the house of representatives?

Members of Congress can't be impeached, but they may be removed from office prior to the end of their term as explained in Article I, Section 5, clause 2, of the US Constitution."Each House may determine the rules of its proceedings, punish its members for disorderly behavior, and, with the concurrence of two thirds, expel a member."A Member of Congress may be expelled from the Senate or from the House of Representatives if there is a formal vote on a resolution agreed to by two-thirds of the members of the appropriate body who are present.


Can a senate expel one of its members?

Yes, according to article 5, section 3 of the Constitutional amendments.


Can senate expel one of its members?

Yes, according to article 5, section 3 of the Constitutional amendments.


What kinds of activities would cause a person to be expelled from the US Senate I mean is their a list which shows what would cause expulsion from the Senate?

The U.S. Constitution says that "Each House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings, punish its Members for disorderly Behaviour, and, with the Concurrence of two thirds, expel a Member." Thus, it is up to the Senate to determine what activities it will expel a Senator for. A history of Senate expulsions can be found at: http://senate.gov/artandhistory/history/common/briefing/Expulsion_Censure.htm


How many people in the senate need to agree to expel a member?

Article I, Section 5 of the US Constitution requires that 2/3 of the members must vote in favor in order to expel a member. Since there are currently 100 US Senators, 67 would need to vote in favor in order to expel a Senator.


Can a member of Congress be expelled?

No. Members of the Senate and House of Representatives are removed from office through a different process involving only the chamber of Congress in which they work. Under Article I, Section 5, clause 2, of the US Constitution, a Senator or Representative may be expelled if there is a formal vote on a resolution agreed to by two-thirds of the members of the Senate or House body who are present.Article I, Section 5, Clause 2"Each House may determine the rules of its proceedings, punish its members for disorderly behavior, and, with the concurrence of two thirds, expel a member."**The above is true when the member has not committed a crime. Members of Congress at any level (state or federal) can not be impeached, but if removed from Congress can be indicted for crimes like any other citizen.


Can the senate expel one of its members with two third vote?

i think so but i would really look somewhere else for the correct answer...


Who has the power to expel senator from office?

the senate


Who has power to expel senators from office?

the senate


Can the senate expel one of its own?

yes