Kansas congressman forced to leave committees after charges
July 17, 2020
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A freshman Kansas congressman facing felony criminal charges over previously listing a UPS Inc. postal box as his residence on a state voter registration form has been forced to temporarily give up his House committee assignments.
Republican Rep. Steve Watkins said Friday that he is "temporarily and voluntarily" leaving the three committees on which he serves. But the House Republican conference's rules require members facing a potential felony conviction to leave their committee posts.
Watkins stepped aside from his committees two days after three felony charges and...