Lawmakers to consider ousting Nevada assemblyman
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- For the first time since 1867, members of the Nevada Legislature are considering ousting one of their own. A special bipartisan committee is scheduled to convene Tuesday evening at the state courthouse in Carson City to consider whether to recommend expelling state Assemblyman Steven Brooks.
The Democrat from North Las Vegas has been arrested twice since January and is accused of making threats toward colleagues including Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick.
Brooks has been banished from the Legislature building and was denied the purchase of a gun last month in Sparks. His lawyer says there's been a misunderstanding and Brooks doesn't pose any real threat to anyone.
The Assembly initiated the expulsion of a member accused of libeling other lawmakers in 1867, but never took a formal vote.