The Arkansas House will convene today at noon to decided whether or not to expel state Rep. Mickey Gates, R- Hot Springs, who pleaded no contest in June to a charge of failing to pay his taxes. #arleg#arpx
It’ll take 67 votes to remove Gates. 59 lawmakers have told @ArkansasOnline they plan on voting in favor of removal.
For context: the last member of the House to be expelled was former Speaker John Wilson, who infamously killed a member on the floor in 1837, after a debate over wolf-scalp legislation (you read that correctly, and the full story is even more insane).