Legislative session begins with motion to remove House Speaker

Courtesy: WSAZ

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WDTV) -- The state legislative session began today, with a delegate making the motion to "vacate the chair," which would remove House Speaker Tim Armstead from the position.

Sources told 5 News the motion was made by Delegate Marshall Williams (R-Berkeley) at the noon session and was greatly defeated.

WEPM News in the eastern panhandle reports Wilson claimed that Armstead was not fulfilling his duty according to the State Constitution. In an interview with the station, Wilson was handed a letter and stated he had been removed from Small Business and Economic Development and the Veterans Affairs and the Homeland Security Committee.

The state legislative session will continue through March 10.