“Throughout the discussion on these resolutions, my concern had been that an investigation needed to be conducted by qualified law enforcement. I voted no originally because we did not have a law enforcement entity involved in any of the discussions and investigations and had no expert who could decide if a crime was committed.

“As much as I emotionally thought it was the right thing to do to vote yes, and as much as I respect the House Business Office director, I have been consistent in calling for a law enforcement investigation to ensure the integrity of the process and institution, and to ensure we do our due diligence before expelling two members.

“With the new language just added to the resolution, I am now confident that a law enforcement entity – the Michigan State Police – will be conducting an investigation into the crimes committed.

“As such, I am now ready to vote in favor of these expulsion resolutions.”