Former U.S. Rep. Jim Traficant, an Ohio Democrat who was known for saying “beam me up, Mr. Speaker” during speeches on the House Floor, has died following a tractor accident earlier this week. In 2002, Traficant was convicted of corruption charges, expelled from Congress and sentenced to eight years in prison.

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Traficant is also remembered for his very, um, descriptive comments at his expulsion hearing: