JPost By Lahav Harkov

 

Knesset Law, Constitution and Justice Committee chairman Nissan Slomiansky (Bayit Yehudi) canceled a meeting scheduled for Tuesday to work on his bill to suspend errant MKs in a vote by 90 of his or her colleagues, following perceived criticism from Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein.

“In light of Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein’s stance that the amendment to Basic Law: Knesset to suspend an MK will not pass as long as he is speaker, Slomiansky decided to delay the discussion of the bill…until the prime minister returns from abroad and the Likud faction reaches a clear stance,” a statement Slomiansky’s office released early Tuesday morning reads.

Slomiansky referred to a video released by the Israel Democracy Institute of Edelstein speaking to the think tank’s International Advisory Council, in which he voiced objections to the idea of a bill allowing MKs to vote out their colleagues, and said “it would never be tabled as long as I’m speaker.”

 

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