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Representative Aaron Coleman could face deportation after filing complaint

TOPEKA, Kan. – Six members of the Kansas House of Representatives filed a complaint Monday against Representative Aaron Coleman of the Democratic Party, calling for his expulsion, after a suspected arrest of DUI over the weekend.

Representative Joella Hoye, D-Lenexa, filed the complaint along with other Representatives Stephanie Byers, Linda Featherston, Christina Haswood, Mari-Lynn Poskin and Lindsay Vaughn.

Shortly after the lawsuit was filed, Hoye told FOX4’s Kansas Congress Office that it hoped to proceed with eviction proceedings.

“This continuing pattern of dangerous behavior is putting others at risk,” says Hoye.

The group of lawmakers also released a statement, condemning Coleman’s actions.

“We believe there is reasonable evidence of non-compliance with the prior warning and advice from the Home Choice Commission that was issued following documented harassment, violence, arrest bullying and tracking physical and emotional abuse over a long period of time. This conduct puts state employees, legislators and visitors to the Capitol at risk and makes it unsafe for him to serve in the Kansas House of Representatives.”

Representatives Jo Ella Hoye, Stephanie Byers, Linda Featherston, Christina Haswood, Mari-Lynn Poskin and Lindsay Vaughn

Representatives previously signed the complaint on January 12 after Coleman made a public threat against Kansas Governor Laura Kelly. He was also accused revenge porn as a teenager, abuse ex-girlfriend and the case of tracking by an employee of an opponent.

And just this month, Coleman was also arrested and then charged on November 1 with a small number of batteries in the country. Court documents show he assaulted a family member when prosecutors say Coleman pushed a man, hit him in the chest and spit on him.

In the Kansas House of Representatives, once a complaint is filed, the Speaker will form a committee of equal majority and minority members to dismiss the complaint or recommend a disciplinary action. This could be a reprimand, criticism, or expulsion. This recommendation will then be put to a vote, of which two-thirds of the House of Representatives will have to approve.

In January, The complaint against Coleman has been dismissed, and he retained his seat in the Kansas Legislature after receiving the warning.

Hoye said that they hope that things will be different from recent events.

“I really think it’s different, especially when it comes to our public employees. Hopefully, we will move forward,” Hoye said.

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JACLYN DIAZ

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