Troy Brown’s colleagues appear to have had enough of him. They began the process of expelling him today.
The resolution, authored by State Sen. Dan Claitor (R-Baton Rouge) and State Sen. Sharon Hewitt (R-Baton Rouge), to expel him passed its first test vote 31-3. The only three who voted against the resolution was Brown himself, Yvonne Dorsey-Colomb, and Regina Barrow.
If you live in Colomb’s and Barrow’s districts, you might want to give them a call and ask why they’re opposed to expelling a guy who bites his wife and beats his mistress. After all, aren’t feminists opposed to wife beating?
Even worse, Yvonne Dorsey-Colomb is trying to work out a deal to keep Brown in the Senate. She has authored a resolution that would just censure him. That resolution also passed a first test vote 18-17.
We have right now 17 hard “expel Brown” votes. Those are the 17 that voted to table Colomb’s resolution but backed Claitor’s. The magic number is 23 to remove Brown once it comes out of committee.
The 17 good guys are:
Karen Carter Peterson
If one of these 17 are your senators, call them and thank them for their stand for decency. Even Karen Carter Peterson.
We have three hard “nos”, which are Barrow, Brown, and Colomb.
Four state senators did not vote on either one, but State Sen. John Milkovich (D-Shreveport) only voted on Colomb’s resolution.
Basically, if your Senator is not one of the 17 who voted against Colomb’s censure resolution call them and pressure them to remove Troy Brown from the Senate. There should be no place in Louisiana’s highest legislative body for a man who abuses women.