House Could Assign HB 333

The Missouri House is back in session today, after a day off on Friday, but there’s no action planned on Representative Zach Wyatt’s resolution calling for the impeachment of Adair County Judge Russell Steele.

Wyatt said he was hoping that the speaker would assign the bill to committee last week to the bipartisan Standing Committee on Ethics. It was not. Last week, Wyatt and cosponsor Craig Redmond called for Steele’s impeachment for what they called the judge’s violating all sorts of ethics rules. Steele said in a statement late last week that quote — “This is an unprecedented and extraordinary political attack on a member of the judiciary and ignores the well established process that is in place to consider complaints against judges.” Now the legislators will wait to see what the body does this week.