State senator from Indianapolis removed from committee

Michael Young

Indianapolis Republican Sen. Michael Young has been removed from the Indiana Senate Judiciary Committee and replaced with Sen. Rick Niemeyer, R-Lowell.

Senate President Pro Tem Rodric Bray made the move public Monday in the latest chapter of a rocky relationship with Young.

Bray spokeswoman Molly Fishell said Young was removed because he wasn’t attending the committee meetings.

Young also hasn’t attended several Senate Family and Children Services committee meetings.

He left the Senate Republican caucus last summer during a special session so that he could offer an amendment removing exceptions for rape and incest from a proposed abortion ban.

Since then, Young has also lost his chairmanship of the Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee.

Additionally, Young’s longtime chamber seat surrounded by fellow Republicans was moved to the corner by the Democrats.

He declined to talk about the matter with the Indiana Capital Chronicle.

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6 thoughts on “State senator from Indianapolis removed from committee

  1. Bray is a piece of work….Time for a change at the top. Young’s convictions over unborn children should not cause him to be punished. Men with convictions founded this country and made it what it is. Weak knees and hurt feelings by Bray, IMO.

    1. Or maybe – Young is wrong on a philosophical level and a moral level…..

      This country was founded by men who knew how to get shit done – none of the current Indiana Republican party knows how to get anything done besides stealing from the tax payers so they can brag about a surplus while our education and infrastructure are in shambles and our job creation is in the bottom 10 in the country.

  2. I think he is being punished because he just chooses ‘not to show up’ for several committees he is on. His convictions for the one instance they listed in the article aren’t why he was removed. If you aren’t going to do the work you were elected to do, then give it to someone who will.