LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas’ House speaker says he’s seeking the removal of a lawmaker who pleaded no contest to not paying state income taxes.
Speaker Matthew Shepherd said Friday, Sept. 6, he’s filing a resolution to remove fellow Republican Rep. Mickey Gates.
Removing Gates will require two-thirds of the vote. Shepherd says a date has not been set for the House to take up the resolution.
Gates should resign but Shepherd stopped short of saying whether he would seek the lawmaker’s removal. Gates has said he won’t resign and plans to seek re-election next year.