Ed Driscoll

HOUSE EXPELS JIM TRAFICANT. AP

HOUSE EXPELS JIM TRAFICANT. AP says:

Representatives voted 420-1 to remove the nine-term Democrat for taking kickbacks from employees, encouraging the destruction of evidence, soliciting bribes and other gifts from businessmen and filing false income tax returns. A federal jury in Cleveland convicted Traficant of all of those offenses in April.

The expulsion takes effect immediately.

UPDATE–this is perfect:

The only member who voted against expulsion was Rep. Gary Condit, a California Democrat who was defeated in a reelection bid this year after being romantically linked to a missing federal intern.