The House Republican leadership released a statement today saying that if Rep. Bob Ney (R-OH) doesn’t resign by the time Congress reconvenes after the election, then they will “move to expel him immediately.”
But Bob’s taking his time. His lawyer said this morning he won’t be stepping down for a “few weeks,” because he’s got some housekeeping to do.
That “housekeeping” may include picking up a final Congressional paycheck: As Roll Call points out, “House employees get paid on the first of every month, so if Ney remains in his seat until at least Nov. 1, he will receive one final paycheck of more than $13,000.”
As if to emphasize that he still feels very much a part of Congress, it appears that Ney wore his Congressional lapel pin to his plea hearing. The pin is what members use to identify themselves to Capitol Police.