As if there is any question. Our elected officials should be held to a higher standard. Anyone that doesn't feel they should be held accountable, is out of touch, and should treated as such.
Our justice department is a contradiction in terms.
This "survey" is an example of how far we've fallen.
I definitely think that all politicians should be held accountable for violating their oath of office. I think that when an official is voted into office, they owe their voters the task of performing their jobs with respect and dignity. When a politician doesn't do that, they should be punished.
The law is a promise by the people to the government to act or not act in a certain manner. Why is the government not held to this same standard? If the people break their promise to the government, then they are jailed. When the government breaks their promise to the people, there's a press conference and Marion Barry gets re elected.
Politicians should be held accountable for violating their oath of office, no matter what their position is. The oath of office is meaningless if it has no consequences when someone breaks said oath. Why even have an oath of office in the first place if the politician is not accountable to the oath?
When you become a politician, you are swearing to uphold the constitution. If you violate that, then you are violating your oath of office and cannot be trusted. Maybe you can earn your trust back through exemplary work, but first you should be made to go through another election to regain office.