There are numerous people on social media making the conclusion that shutting down the government means FINALLY people in Congress can be arrested because during Session, they cannot be arrested.
Not true. I researched this and found the following:
The Senators and Representatives shall receive a Compensation for their Services, to be ascertained by Law, and paid out of the Treasury of the United States. 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 in summary, they are protected from arrest EXCEPT in cases of treason, felony (stealing) and breach of the peace.
Given what may be coming out in the “memo”, it may be possible that the crime of treason may be applied (given treason comes down to betraying ones country and most all of us can agree this is indeed what has been done for decades by our “government”), which would indicate they can be charged for that at ANY time – even when in Session.
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