(CNN) - Michigan's governor will hold a hearing next week to determine if scandal-plagued Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick can be removed from office.
In a court order dated August 25, Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm stated that the hearing will be held on September 3.
Along with fighting for his job next week, Kilpatrick is fighting to stay out of prison, as he has been charged with several felonies.
Kilpatrick has been embroiled in a public scandal since January, when the Detroit Free Press reported he had exchanged romantic text messages with his former chief of staff, Christine Beatty, indicating the two were involved in an affair.
At a police whistle-blower trial in 2007, the pair, under oath, denied any romantic involvement.
Kilpatrick has been charged with perjury, obstruction of justice and assault, and served a recent jail stint for violating the terms of his bail, all in connection with the sex scandal with his former chief of staff.
Members of Detroit's City Council, Michigan U.S. Rep. John Dingell and several newspapers in the city have called for Kilpatrick's resignation.
Who Care's??? Sorry Mr Cafferty didn't mean to get personal!!!
More of the Democrat Sleaze Factor to be dealt with. I am so happy that I don't have to vote Democrat after watching these politicians' behavior. If it isn't Edwards, it's Kilpatrick. Who is next?
Yeah he should lose his job!
Kwame Kilpatrick most definitely should lose his job!
I grew up in Detroit and loved that city. It was dynamic, progressive, wealthy. It is pathetic to see what Detroit has now become......it looks like a bombed-out, burned-out Third World country.
And Kwame has been sucking money out of Detroit by every means possible since he took office, using it as his personal piggy bank and treating the city as his personal empire while flaunting the law over and over again. He acts like an avaricious, self-centered sociopath.
And to think.....his mother is the head of the Congressional Black Caucus. How very proud she must be of her son!
Talk about sleaze: Larry Craig, Spitzer, Rove, Giuliani, McCain. Do you wish to hear anymore.
If he loses his job he will blame everyone else but himself! That's what politicians seem to do well! All colors, all genders, all parties!
This guy is still in office?
I love to watch CNN, But what is going to take for Wolf Blitzer to shut his mouth. His mouth runs 24/7/365 so sick of him. Wish Cnn would get rid of him.
I also grew up around the Detroit are (41 years) and have lived in Seattle for the past 5 years. The city really hit the skids during Mayor Coleman Young's administration and has been unable to recover ever since. Of course, he kept getting re-elected, so who's fault is that? Despite it's negative image, I believe the city has great potential, but unfortunately the people there just have a hard time coming together. Mr. Kilpatrick should at least do the citizens of that city a favor and resign already.
Leave him alone
Leave him alon
(For Cripe's sake guys, let me in!)
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Please get Kwame the fool out of that city. He is a disgrace.
I believe, very firmly, managing in a public office has nothing to do with sex and if the appointee can do a good job (as Clinton did) and function well, he should have not be taken away from his responsibilities as long as he is in office and be held fully accountable upon termination of the same. If a captain of a ship is on duty, obviously, the ship is WILL return to port some time and that is when his lack of complete professional presentation should be taken into account.
Let me guess,
The "anti Obama" folks on this blog, will attempt to link Kwame Kilpatrick to Barack Obama now....
Kwame should do the responsible thing and resign. If he does not resign he should be fired the cost is to great for the people o Detriot and citizens every where.