Peers Push Thomas to Step Down as Committee Chairman

June 8, 2011  |  

(Washington Examiner) — A majority of D.C. Council members pressured Councilman Harry Thomas to step down as chairman of a powerful committee during a closed-door meeting Tuesday, one day after he was accused of funneling to his wallet city dollars meant for kids, several council members told The Washington Examiner.  Council Chairman Kwame Brown called the midafternoon meeting. When it was over, Brown would only say there would be a “decision announcement” Wednesday. Council members, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said no decision was reached during the meeting, and that it was left to Thomas and Brown to decide the next step.

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