Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK), best known for financing “the bridge to nowhere”, and describing the Internet as, “not a big truck, but a series of tubes”, was found guilty of corruption last week.
But despite his seven felony convictions, Stevens appears to have been re–elected, with 96% of the votes counted. And just like Larry Craig (R-UT), Stevens does not want to resign.
However, Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid (D-NV) said:
“a convicted felon is not going to be able to serve in the United States Senate. And as precedent shows us, Senator Stevens will face an ethics committee investigation and expulsion, regardless of his appeals process”
“I am also exercising my right to privacy and I don’t have to tell anybody who I vote for. Nobody does, and that’s really cool about America also.”
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