Sloca calls for Smith resignation
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Sloca calls for Smith resignation

Date: September 26, 2007
By: Elizabeth Ford
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: Missouri Republican leader Paul Sloca called for Democratic Senator Jeff Smith to step down from the Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee.

Beth Ford has more from Jefferson City.

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Prosecutors charged Democratic Senator Jeff Smith with misdemeanor fake i.d. charges Tuesday after the Senator used someone else's entrance card at a Boonville casino.

Republican leader Paul Sloca suggested immediate committee resignation.

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Description: "Well he serves on the judiciary committee, which you know, makes laws.  And we shouldn't have someone who breaks laws trying to make laws."


Senate Minority Leader Maida Coleman and Democratic Senator Jolie Justus, who are both on the Jurisprudence Committee with Senator Smith, do not think a resignation is necessary.

From the state capitol, I'm Beth Ford, KMOX News.