Several commentators have suggested that Congress alone may decide for itself what constitutes a "high crime or misdemeanor" especially since Nixon v. United States stated that the Supreme Court did not have the authority to determine whether the Senate properly "tried" a defendant. Gerald Ford stated: "An impeachable offense is whatever a majority of the House of Representatives considers it to be at a given moment in history." The House of Representatives did impeach a senator once: Senator William Blount, in 1798, I believe its time to do it again after 215 years. Jefferson's Manual, which is integral to the Rules of the House of Representatives states that impeachment is set in motion by charges made on the floor...It further states that a proposition to impeach is a question of high privilege in the House and at once supersedes business otherwise in order under the rules governing the order of business. Reid’s record of obstructionism, and his failure to even produce a budget in accordance with the duties of the Senate, are certainly reasons to bring an impeachment motion to the floor. But when he took his weird effort to slander presidential candidate Mitt Romney onto the Senate floor, his incompetence reached a new level, and questions about his mental competence should be seriously considered. The Senate Majority Leader is either mentally unfit to continue in office, or he’s a disgusting liar who has employed his office to engage in the lowest form of political slander… all in the service of offering distractions so the public will forget about a collapsing economy and horrific unemployment.