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State rep expelled from Texas House

May 17, 2023 - 00:00
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The Texas House voted 147-0 to expel state Rep. Bryan Slaton after an investigating committee determined he engaged in inappropriate behavior with a 19-year-old legislative aide. Slaton, R-Royce City, was found to have had sexual intercourse with the aide, who works in his office, and to have supplied alcohol to an underaged person on at least three occasions, the Statesman reported.Slaton resigned the day before the vote to expel him but would have remained an officeholder and been paid until a successor was elected through a special election.“Expulsion of a member of this body is rare,” House Speaker Dade Phelan ...

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