April 15, 2021 •
Missouri House Votes Unanimously to Reject Resignation of Rep. Rick Roeber
The Missouri House voted unanimously today to reject the resignation of Rep. Rick Roeber.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers argued the House Ethics Committee should complete its investigation into allegations Roeber sexually and physically abused his children.
Three adult children of Roeber publicly alleged that in 1990 he molested his adopted daughter when she was 9 years old.
Despite the allegations, which became public more than a month before Election Day, Roeber defeated his Democratic opponent by 300 votes.
The House Ethics Committee launched an investigation in January.
It was close to completing its work when Roeber announced his resignation on Tuesday, stating he had to step down because he was moving out of the district.
The committee plans to issue its report next week.
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