Both Democratic and Republican leaders are calling on Chicago Representative Derrick Smith to step down. There's no word of that happening yet, in fact he overwhelmingly won in the 10th district primary on Tuesday. But, a special investigative committee has been formed to look into the allegations that led to Smith's arrest. He's been charged with accepting a seven thousand dollar bribe.
Depending on what the committee members find and how they decide to move forward, Smith may not have to voluntarily resign. Members of the House could actually vote him out of office. Doing so would mean at least 78 of his colleagues vote to have him expelled. Three Republicans and three Democrats sit on the committee which will convene next Tuesday. The meeting is not open to the public.