Bolger re-elected Michigan House speaker

Republican state Rep. Jase Bolger of Marshall will serve another term as speaker of the Michigan House.
AP Wire
Jan 9, 2013

He was elected by his colleagues Wednesday on a 107-2 vote.

Such votes typically are unanimous, but two Democrats voted against Bolger leading the chamber for two more years.

An Ingham County judge acting as a one-person grand jury is collecting evidence to decide whether to charge Bolger or anyone else with crimes in a Democratic lawmaker's switch to the Republican caucus in May. The Kent County prosecutor said Bolger and then-Rep. Roy Schmidt broke no laws, but that their actions represented a fraud on the public.

Bolger has apologized, but insists he broke no laws.

Comments

davewali

I am EXTREMELY disappointed by the House. They have rewarded him for his shenanigans before the last election. I REALLY hope he is charged with election fraud, or attempted election fraud. That will show the House that they are collectively as big a fool as Bolger.
When a man attempts to recruit a NON-RESIDENT to run in a district he DOES NOT LIVE IN, AND PAY HIM, to ensure the reelection of somebody who changes parties just before the filing deadline, he should be kicked OUT of the Legislature, NOT rewarded with the top position.
I guess criminals really do stick up for fellow criminals?

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