Senate Votes to Suspend Democratic Lawmakers
Senators have voted to suspend three co-workers after they were arrested for separate incidents this year.
Originally Senate leader Darryl Steinberg said it was ok for Senators Wright and Calderon to have a leave of absence from the state legislature.
Steinberg said he changed his mind on the leaves of absence versus suspension issue after Yee was arrested earlier this week.
Yee faces accusations of trying to arrange an arms deal, and of political corruption.
Senator Calderon turned himself in to federal authorities last month after he was indicted on 26 corruption charges. Senator Wright was convicted of eight counts of elections fraud in January.
In February following Calderon’s charges, Steinberg said he called for his resignation and he was considering suspension because of the seriousness of the charges. He told FOX40 Senator Wright was not facing a suspension at the time because a trial judge’s ruling was being appealed.