Maryland State Pol Who Spends Weekends In Jail Apologizes, Intends Reelection Run
Del. Don Dwyer, who is serving jail time on weekends after two alcohol-related convictions, apologized to his fellow members of the House of Delegates Friday for bringing “undue attention” to the General Assembly.
“I ask you for your forgiveness,” Dwyer said. “I’ve made some serious mistakes that I’ll regret for the rest of my life.”
His colleagues reacted to the apology with silence.
Dwyer, an Anne Arundel County Republican, spoke at the close of the morning session, one day after House Speaker Michael E. Busch stripped him of his seat on the Ways & Means Committee. That makes Dwyer the only state lawmaker without a vote on one of the committees that review, shape and often kill proposed legislation.
“I completely accept the removal of my committee assignment,” Dwyer told colleagues. …
Dwyer has said he plans to remain in office and seek re-election. He is still permitted to introduce bills and to speak and vote on the House floor.