DFL Chairman Ken Martin Speaks on Suspension of Ethics Hearing By Allison Herrera | March 29, 2012 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on Issues Subscribe to Issues Click on Image to View Video Click on Image to View Video DFL Chair Ken Martin released a statement to reporters regarding the Senator Michelle Fishbach’s unilateral decision to suspend the Senate Ethics Committee hearing on former Deputy Majority Leader Geoff Michel. “Bizarre” is how Martin describes Republican actions to avoid finishing an ethics hearing on a complaint against Senator Michel. Martin wonders why the GOP doesn’t get it over with because he plans to talk about it until it is resolved. On Friday, the Senate ethics committee deadlocked on whether to dismiss or investigate charges that Senator Michel lied to the press about an affair Senator Amy Koch was having with staffer Michael Brodkorb. Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.