Key excerpts from Arizona lawmakers' speeches in debate over Don Shooter's ouster
CLOSE Arizona House Speaker J.D. Mesnard records the vote to officially expel Rep. Don Shooter from the House on Feb. 1, 2018. Carly Henry/azcentral.com
On Thursday, the Arizona House of Representatives voted to expel Rep. Don Shooter over complaints that he sexually harassed women.
The vote triggered a series of dramatic floor speeches in which many lawmakers shed tears. Some doubted whether they would stay in politics. A few argued against removing Shooter.
Here are some of the key statements from the floor debate.
"I found a culture down where when I was elected that was shocking.... read more