It's a good thing that we don't do this here. London's mayor, Ken Livingston, has been suspended for four weeks for damaging "the reputation of his office." Now, I'll admit, what he said was pretty offensive. He compared a Jewish newspaper report to a concentration camp guard. However, if being "unnexessarily insensitive and offensive" to a reporter was grounds to be suspended in DC, I'm afraid all of our local and national politicians would be left to find new careers.
Readers of Eugene Volokh, a law prof at UCLA and First Amendment expert discuss.