Suspended Lawmakers apologize for Misconduct

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Two lawmakers of the 53rd National Legislature have openly apologized for their unruly behavior in session.


Representatives Roland Cooper of Margibi and Samuel Korga of Nimba Counties on Tuesday rendered their apologies in separate communications.
They said they were sorry for their actions, pleading for forgiveness from the House of Representatives for disrupting two regular working sessions in January.
Accordingly the Houses Committee on Rules, Orders and Administration report recommended to the plenary that lawmakers involved in the standoff should be suspended and their salaries, gasoline slips and other incentives seized. Additionally, they were asked to apologize to that august body.
Representatives Cooper of Margibi, Samuel Korga of Nimba and Henry Fahnbulleh of Montserrado are the lawmakers involved.   
Their misconduct came about when some members of that body called on the Speaker Alex Tyler to recuse himself from presiding over the affairs of that body until his name was cleared from the investigation involving the House of Representative and the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) conducted by the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC).
The refusal of Speaker Tyler to step aside triggered an outburst which evolved to a fight.