Detaining a U.S. Senator…


The TSA has detained as sitting senator a few hours ago in Nashville, while the Senate is in session. This is in direct violation of Article 1 Section 6 which reads in part “The Senators and Representatives… They shall in all Cases, except Treason, Felony and Breach of the Peace, be privileged from Arrest during their Attendance at the Session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any Speech or Debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other Place.” So far as I can tell he did not commit a Breach of the peace. He has not committed or was in the act of committing Treason. And, he was not committing a Felony. Therefore, these actions by a federal employee under the current administration are an impeachable offense and due to their severity can go at least as high Janet Napolitano if not to the president himself.

This is the sort of thing that eventually leads to the president simply having all of the Congressman and Senators who oppose him/her to be arrested before an important vote. We must treat it with extreme severity. If, we can not execute all individuals involved we must at least ban them from holding ANY federal job ever again and ban them from receiving ANY federal funds through any program. Maybe we could get a constitutional amendment making banishment a punishment for individuals who knowingly detain any sitting member of  the U.S. congress in violation of article 1 section 6.

Some might think this overkill but, it is better to be safe than sorry.