GOP to Vote on Stevens's Fate

Amanda Carpenter
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Posted: Nov 18, 2008 8:00 AM
Reminder: Senate Republicans are scheduled for a behind closed-doors vote, called by Sen. Jim DeMint, on the disgraced Sen. Ted Stevens's future in their caucus at 9:30 this morning.

This is a vote to strip him of his committee assignments and prohibit him from participating in leadership elections in light of his recent felony conviction.

Update: This vote has been moved to THURSDAY morning, unless Stevens loses his Senate race before then. Final results are anticipated this evening or tomorrow, but there is no way to know for sure.

DeMint released this statement: "After talking with many of my colleagues, it's clear there are sufficient votes to pass the resolution regarding Senator Stevens. The question now is timing. Some who support the resolution believe we should address this after the results of his election are confirmed in Alaska. For this reason, I will ask the Conference to postpone the vote on Senator Stevens until Thursday."