This coming week will be momentous for state government in several ways. But the Dan Kirby scandal will overshadow everything the new leadership carefully planned for months.
Kirby continued to toy with leadership by indicating he plans to resign. Immediately the leadership breathed a sigh of relief. No member has ever been expelled in state history. The Republicans didn't want one of their own to be the first.
But within an hour, the kirby resignation letter began to be circulated. It post-dates the resignation until March. Until then the Representative wants to keep his membership privilages, including the paycheck.
Will the docket include the expulsion vote? You'll have to stay glued to this matter, as the drama continues at an hourly rate.
"The fate of the Tulsa Republican could
Posted: Saturday, February 4, 2017 12:01 am | Updated: 1:29 am, Sat Feb 4, 2017.
By Barbara Hoberock
OKLAHOMA CITY — Possible expulsion of Rep. Dan Kirby will be taken up before any legislation in the upcoming session, House Majority Floor Leader Jon Echols said Friday.
The fate of the Tulsa Republican could be decided as early as Tuesday or possibly Wednesday, said Echols, who serves on the House Rules Committee.
The first regular session of the 56th Legislature convenes on Monday.
Echols, R-Oklahoma City, said House Speaker Charles McCall, R-Atoka, is supportive of the recommendations and believes Oklahomans deserve a vote.
Read the full report in the Tulsa World.