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ASNMSU president faces impeachment

ASNMSU President Emerson Morrow may be facing imminent impeachment. At the Arts and Sciences Council meeting last night, ASNMSU senators from the College of Arts and Sciences informed the students in attendance that Morrow arrived “inebriated” to a recent event at which he was serving in an official capacity.

ASNMSU President Emmerson Morrow (NMSU photo)

According to the College of Arts and Sciences Council meeting minutes, the senators said the incident occurred last week during an event sponsored by the ASNMSU Supreme Court. Morrow reportedly smelled of alcohol and slurred his speech. Senators also indicated this was not an isolated occurrence.

The senators asked the council representatives present to vote on whether they believed the Senate should move to impeach Morrow, issue an official statement and reprimand, or do nothing to address the president’s actions. The outcome of the vote reportedly favored impeachment.

Under the Executive Removal and Impeachment Act in chapter three of the ASNMSU Law Book, the “ASNMSU President or Vice President may be removed from office if referred to the Supreme Court by a three-quarters (3/4) vote of the membership of the ASNMSU Senate present and voting, and is found guilty of the charges made against the President or Vice President by the ASNMSU Supreme Court.”

The ASNMSU Senate will hold a preliminary meeting to discuss the issue Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Corbett Center Student Union Senate Chambers.

Kokopelli tried to contact Morrow Wednesday for comment, but was unable to reach him.

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story did not include information contained in the Arts and Sciences Council meeting minutes.

One Comment

  1. This sounds very much like a slander campaign. There appears to be no proof whatsoever, just rumors.

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