Martin will stay on Judiciary Committee

Senate Minority Leader Leonard Lance was unaware of Robert Martin’s arrest and conviction on drunk driving charges until last Thursday, but will not remove Martin from the Senate Judiciary Committee. Martin has taken some heat for not disclosing his legal problems until it was about to break in a daily newspaper, and has been criticized by some Republicans for a potential confict of interest — one of the issues in the confirmation hearing of Attorney General Zulima Farber was her driving record.

Martin will stay on Judiciary Committee