Just when one thinks they've seen it all from Lansing and Arlan Meekhof, news breaks that he damn well may allow Sen. Virgil Smith to stay in the Senate and serve from jail while collecting a taxpayer salary for 10 months. Smith was arrested for trying to kill his ex-wife for refusing three way sex with the Senator and some other woman...
And Meekhof has the nerve to take cheap shots at Donald Trump?! Derp...
Anyway, check out this excerpt of an article from Emily Lawler at MLive:
"A senator involved in a shooting incident last year may be able to serve jail time without resigning or giving up his taxpayer-funded salary under a plea deal approved by a Wayne County judge earlier this month.
The Senate has the power to expel a member but has not made any move to do so in regards to Virgil Smith, a Detroit Democrat. Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof, R-West Olive, met with Smith last week and said the legal process had not yet played out.
Asked about the possibility of Smith continuing to serve and continuing to collect a taxpayer-funded salary from jail, Meekhof said "that would be a concern."
Smith faced charges related to a May 2015 altercation involving him, a woman he was seeing and his ex-wife. In that incident, he allegedly shot at his ex-wife's Mercedes-Benz. He reached a plea deal with the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office to plead guilty to a felony, serve 10 months in jail and resign.