House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) will ask the ethics committee to review the federal indictment filed Monday against Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.) in order to seek his expulsion from Congress.
Boehner will offer a priviledged resolution on the House floor as early as Tuesday calling for the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct to review the 94-page investigation filed against Jefferson Monday, according to the Republican leader's office.
The Justice Department indictmented the Louisiana Democrat Monday on federal charges of racketeering, soliciting bribes and money laundering.
Boehner's resolution is intended to "jump start" a previous investigation into Jefferson's alleged misdeeds that expired last year.