FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 27, 2014
CONTACT: David Orosco (Knight) 916-651-4021, Nicole Hopkins (Anderson) 619-289-8909, Jann Taber (Vidak) 916-651-4016
Supermajority Buries Resolution to Expel Wright
Senate Leaders in 1990s Chose to Remove Convicted Felons from the Senate, not give them a Paid Vacation
Sacramento – In a stunning rebuke of the bipartisan leadership of the State Senate in the 1990s, current Senate leaders today used parliamentary procedures to prevent the Senate from expelling Senator Rod Wright, who was found guilty of eight felonies in January.
Yesterday, Senators Steve Knight (R-Antelope Valley), Joel Anderson (R-Alpine) and Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) introduced Senate Resolution 29, calling for the expulsion of Senator Rod Wright for his being found guilty of eight felonies in a unanimous verdict by a jury of his peers. Continue reading