Tuesday, October 28, 2008

GOP senators calling on Stevens to resign

Politico.com reports that a group of GOP U.S. senators led by John McCain and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell are calling on convicted felon and colleague Ted Stevens of Alaska to resign his seat.

Stevens was convicted yesterday on seven counts of felony corruption but said he would still stand for re-election to return to the Senate after Nov. 4. Voters in Alaska still strongly support Stevens.

The Senate, however, has the power in the new year to remove Stevens from office for violating ethical standards. But politically, they'd rather he resign.

Stevens should. But this guy is crazy and corrupted enough to stick it out. Even GOP U.S. Sen. Larry Craig successfully stuck it out despite solicitation charges in an airport.

Look for Stevens to set a new low, even for Congress.

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