State Democratic Chairman Larry Grant said McGee's resignation was appropriate, given all that's happened.
"The veracity of the claim against McGee is yet to be fully evaluated," said Grant, , in a statement. "However, he has already provided high-profile proof of his lack of judgment with his arrest over the summer of drunk driving, stealing a vehicle and questionable claims on his legislative per diem payments."
At the start of the 2012 session, McGee apologized to his colleagues for his actions and survived efforts calling for him to step down from his leadership post.
At least nine senators, concerned that their constituents thought the vote was unanimous, issued a public letter saying they favored McGee's ouster.
One of those was Senate Assistant Majority Leader Chuck Winder, R-Meridian. At Wednesday's press conference, Winder said the allegations against McGee were no cause to gloat.
"No one is saying I told you so," Winder said. "We had made our point, that it wasn't unanimous. We had moved on, we were all working well together, and honestly, this fell out of the sky."
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