Republicans boot Inman from caucus meetings

May 22, 2019

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   State Representative Larry Inman has been booted from closed-door planning sessions with fellow House Republicans. That’s following his indictment on charges of soliciting a bribe and lying to the FBI.

Representative Lee Chatfield

The indictment says Inman tried to squeeze a prospective donor for campaign contributions in exchange for his vote on a contentious labor issue. Republican House members disowned Inman in a closed-door meeting.

Republican Lee Chatfield is the also the House Speaker.

“He has lost the faith and trust of the Republican caucus,” he says.

Chatfield says he asked Inman to resign his state House seat.

Inman did not attend Tuesday’s House session, but he’s said before he won’t step down.

Chatfield says he’s not ready to talk about the possibility of expulsion proceedings.