Senate showdown between Lt. Gov. Rhoden, Sen. Schoenbeck ends in Frye-Mueller's suspension
Senate votes to suspend rules and Sen. Julie Frye-Mueller
PIERRE — The South Dakota Senate voted to suspend Sen. Julie Frye-Mueller from office Thursday afternoon following a showdown on the Senate floor with Lt. Gov. Larry Rhoden.
The vote suspended the rules in place for lawmakers, which Rhoden criticized for depriving Frye-Mueller of her due-process rights. Suspending the rules allowed the Senate to suspend Frye-Mueller while it crafts a select committee to investigate her conduct.
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