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Arizona state Representative Daniel Patterson (D, until Monday morning) has been accused by a House Ethics Committee of verbally abusing his staff and colleagues, threatening physical assault, likely tampering with a witness in a criminal proceeding against him, and seeking to trade sexual favors for votes.
The Ethics Committee recommended Patterson's immediate expulsion from the House, but on Tuesday, Republican legislators blocked the move, saying they needed more time to study the Ethics Committee findings.
How much more time? How much pain can you take, Democrats?