Meredith quits rather than face vote in Senate to expel him

Senator Don Meredith has put the best spin possible on his tawdry situation — disgrace and expulsion by the Senate of Canada. The Scarborough Pentecostal minister was found to have engaged in a sexual relationship with the teen daughter of a family to whom he was supposedly giving comfort. He said in a statement today he will not engage in the constitutional debate about whether he can be expelled by the upper house. He said he’s decided to move forward with his life, with the full support of his wife and children, and expresses the hope that his absence from the chamber will allow senators to focus on their good work. “I am acutely aware that the upper chamber is more important than my moral failings,” Meredith’s statement reads.