Should it be easier to remove corrupt representatives to Congress?

Posted July 30, 2010, at 4:54 p.m.

U.S. House of Representatives investigators accused Rep. Charlie Rangel of New York of 13 ethics violations. The violations center on allegations that he used his office for financial gain. While representatives face election every two years, should it be easier for voters to remove those who are found to be corrupt? Recall votes may be cumbersome and expensive, and the right could be abused by those who disagree with a representative’s politics, but is there a way a recall provision could work? Should 60 percent of voters in a district be the threshold to remove an elected official from office?