Greg Weiner’s last post suggests that Marjorie Taylor Greene should be stripped of her committee assignments. I wonder why Congress couldn’t go one step further. Article I, Section 5 says: “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.” I honestly don’t know much about the history of this clause: i.e. how often has it been used? how do constitutional lawyers regard the legitimacy of its use, etc.). But why can’t it be used now? If there was ever a good time for its use, wouldn’t it be when a member espouses theories about Jews with laser-beams? This clause exists in the Constitution for precisely this kind of situation.