Alcee Hastings

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Alcee Hastings
U.S. Representative from Florida's 23rd District
From: January 3, 1993 - Present
Predecessor new seat
Successor none
Party Democrat
Spouse(s) divorced
Religion Methodist Episcopal

Alcee Hastings is a liberal Democrat representing Florida in Congress since 1992. He was U.S. District Court judge appointed by Jimmy Carter for the Southern District of Florida from 1979 to 1989, until he was impeached and removed from office for corruption and perjury. He was only the sixth federal judge to be impeached and removed from office in American history. He ran successfully for the U.S. House in 1992.[1]


In a classic comment showing disdain for the Constitution and the rule of law, Hastings admits, "There ain't no rules here, we're trying to accomplish something...All this talk about rules...When the deal goes down...we make 'em up as we go along."[2]


  1. Hillary Names Impeached Judge as Co-Chair,, June 10, 2007.
  2. Rules? This. Is. Congress!, National Review Online, March 20, 2010