LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas state senator on Wednesday was suspended from serving on two committees for 3 days as a result of she referred to as a colleague a “dumbass” throughout a debate over a failed decision.
The Arkansas Senate voted 25-4 to forfeit Democratic state Sen. Stephanie Flowers’ privileges on the chamber’s Judiciary Committee and the Metropolis, County and Native Affairs Committee from Feb. 15-17.
The transfer got here a day after the majority-Republican Senate censured Flowers over the comment she directed at GOP state Sen. Trent Garner close to the top of a debate over a proposed decision that cited the nation’s “ongoing constructive report on race and slavery” and attacked Democrats’ historical past on civil rights points. The decision was overwhelmingly rejected, with lawmakers from each events criticizing it as unnecessarily partisan and deceptive.
“Dumbass, you don’t know nothing about it,” Flowers, who was collaborating remotely, stated Tuesday throughout an alternate with Garner concerning the decision. Flowers, who’s Black, voted in opposition to the decision. Garner, who’s white, voted for it.
Flowers and Garner each abstained from the vote on her non permanent removing from the committees. Three Democrats and Republicans voted in opposition to it. Flowers is the one Democrat on each committees.
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