The motion to expel Sen. Lynn Beyak from the Red Chamber has supporters in multiple Senate groups, but Sen. Pamela Wallin says they 'cannot simply banish people ... with whom we may fundamentally disagree.'
Independent Senator Marilou McPhedran, left, and Progressive Senator Sandra Lovelace Nicholas support a pending motion from Senator Mary Jane McCallum that calls for the expulsion of non-affiliated Senator Lynn Beyak, right, from the Red Chamber. CSG Senator Pamela Wallin, third from left, opposes it. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade, Aidan Chamandy, and file photograph; photograph courtesy of Sandra Lovelace Nicholas
A motion to expel Senator Lynn Beyak from the Red Chamber for publishing racist remarks on her Senate website and making racially insensitive comments has supporters in multiple Senate groups.
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