Pr. Geo.'s leaders: Johnsons should quit
Miranda Spivack reports on the Maryland Politics blog that three Prince George's County officials are calling for County Executive Jack B. Johnson (D) to step aside before his term expires Dec. 6. They also said his wife, Leslie Johnson, newly elected to the council, should decline to be sworn in.
"I would do it, I would step down," said Del. Jay Walker (D-Prince George's), whose views were seconded by County Council member-elect Mel Franklin, and Del. Justin Ross, both Democrats, on WTOP radio's “Politics Hour.”
Both Johnsons were arrested Nov. 12 after they were overheard on a wiretap plotting to flush a $100,000 check from a developer down a toilet and conceal $79,600 in Leslie Johnson's bra.
The lawmakers acknowledged that the Johnsons are entitled to a presumption of innocence but that the cases are a major distraction and are damaging the county's reputation.
Read the full post on Maryland Politics.
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