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March 3, 2021
Alabama
Alabama
Bishop Wants Alabama Senate Punch Resolved Quickly
(2008-01-17)
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - State Senator Charles Bishop says members of the Senate Ethics Committee need to quit sitting on their "rear ends" and resolve an ethics complaint over him hitting a fellow senator at the end of the last legislative session.

The Republican senator says it's been more than six months since he struck Democratic Senator Lowell Barron. And he says the issue needs to be resolved before the next session starts February fifth.

The chairman of the Senate Ethics Committee, Democrat Zeb Little, says a meeting is planned for Wednesday. The Senate's rules prevent committee members from talking about the specifics of complaints, but Little says he hopes to get the matter resolved very soon.

The deputy majority leader of the Senate, Quinton Ross, says the Democratic majority won't let the issue interfere with the upcoming session.

The rules of the Senate allow the committee to issue a warning to Bishop. Anything beyond that takes action by the full Senate.

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