Ethics Complaint Against Sen. Michel May Never Be Resolved


An ethics complaint against Senator Geoff Michel may never be resolved. Late Tuesday night, the Senate ethics subcommittee voted 3-1 to adjourn “to the call of the chair”, which may or may not ever happen. Chair Senator Michelle Fischbach indicated she would reconvene the committee if something changed.

The committee is investigating an ethics complaint against Senator Geoff Michel and has deadlocked 2-2 on almost all votes. Senators can’t agree to drop or go forward with an investigation into Senator Michel misleading the public about what he knew about Senator Amy Koch’s affair with one of her employees.

Senator Michel has admitted lying to the media about when he knew about the affair the Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch was having with one of her staff.

Senator Sandy Pappas who brought the complaint says she would like Senator Michel to apologize publicly to the Senate. Senator Michel says the investigation is not about ethics but about politics.

The ethics committee is made up of two Democrats and two Republicans. The committee had deadlocked along party lines about whether to proceed with the investigation or dismiss it.

Full video of Senate ethics committee hearing
Afternoon session

Evening session

 

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