PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Republican and Democratic leaders of the Rhode Island Senate have taken the first step in trying to expel the Senate minority leader, who was indicted on charges of extorting a legislative page for sex.
Legislation was introduced in the Senate on Wednesday to expel Republican Sen. Nicholas Kettle, of Coventry. The resolution details a list of allegations of wrongdoing against Kettle, including the criminal charges he faces and campaign finance violations he settled in December.
Kettle was arrested Friday and was charged with extorting a male page for sex in 2011 and with video voyeurism that involved trading photos of his ex-girlfriend and of a New Hampshire woman.
Kettle's lawyer has denied wrongdoing.
Kettle and his lawyer haven't returned messages seeking comment on the resolution, which is scheduled to be taken up Feb. 27.