Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Washington, DC: Expulsion motions being considered for City Council member

The City Council has voted to recommend expelling Council Member Jack Evans (D), who is facing a potential recall. Evans is claiming that the signatures handed in against him were forged, which seems to be the case for some of them, though it sounds like only a small amount. 5588 signatures were handed in. Petitioners need 4949 to get on the ballot.

Evans is facing recall threats after the revelation of 11 cases where he took action on behalf of paying client. Evans claims that he broke no rules. Members of the council are calling for his resignation.

If the recall gets on the ballot, an election would have to take place in 114 days and would cost an estimated $250,000.

The City Council is also considering a censure or expulsion motion.

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