Missouri House Expels Rep. Roeber - State and Federal Communications

April 22, 2021  •  

Missouri House Expels Rep. Roeber

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The Missouri House of Representatives voted 153-0, with one member voting present, to expel Rep. Rick Roeber.

This is the first expulsion of a sitting member of the Missouri House since 1865, when state Rep. John Sampson was kicked out for being a secessionist.

The House Ethics Committee launched an investigation in January and issued its final report on Monday, finding Roeber was credibly accused of sexually and physically abusing his children.

The House rejected Roeber’s attempt to resign because the committee findings and expulsion are likely to increase pressure on officials to criminally prosecute him.

A writ of election to fill the vacancy has not been issued by Gov. Parson.

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