There seems to be a distinct contradiction between the Congressional Oath of office and the fact that Congress People have taken the Norquist No-Tax Pledge: First the Constitution states: Article VI: 3: The Senators and Representatives ... shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution... Second, the congressional Oath of Office States: "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) ... that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter... Third, the Constitution States: Article XIV: 4: The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law... shall not be questioned. It seems obvious that by taking the "Norquist No-Tax Pledge", these congresspeople were lying when they swore "that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion" Furthermore by refusing to increase the debt ceiling they are violating Article XIV sec. 4 and therfore violating their oath of office: "I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office" Don't believe me? (or just don't like what your reading), have a look here: Judge H. Lee Sarokin: Does the Norquist No-Tax Pledge Violate the Congressional Oath of Office? While the Constitution does not directly prescribe a method for removing Congress People, other than by the house itself, it does not exclude other methods either. It would fall under the jurisdiction of the federal courts to determine removal from office for these violations: Article III: Section 2 1: The judicial Power shall extend to all Cases, in Law and Equity, arising under this Constitution, the Laws of the United States... Time to get this wingnuts out of office!