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    Rutledge Commends the Removal of Gates from Office

    October 11, 2019

    Says, ‘he should never hold another public office’

    LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge released the following statement on the decision by the Arkansas House of Representatives to remove Mickey Gates as a member of the General Assembly.

    “The House of Representatives rightfully removed Gates today because he selfishly chose to put his colleagues and Arkansans through this costly spectacle instead of immediately resigning,” said Attorney General Leslie Rutledge. “Gates lived on the taxpayers’ dime and violated their trust by not properly paying taxes, and therefore, he should never hold another public office.”

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