SACRAMENTO -- A day after going on a leave of absence, Sen.
Wright was removed as chairman after a jury last month found him guilty of eight felonies including voter fraud and perjury for lying when he signed forms indicating that he lived in his Senate district when he ran for office.
On Wednesday, the
The Rules Committee on Wednesday also appointed Sen.
The Rules Committee on Wednesday also appointed Senate Republican leader
If the ethics panel recommends that Wright be expelled or suspended, he would be able to appeal to the Senate Rules Committee, but Fuller serves on the Rules Committee as well.
That could have created a potential conflict issue if Rules has to hear an appeal of the Ethics panel's disciplinary recommendations.