State GovernmentOne California Lawmaker Faced Expulsion. Another Got A Warning Letter. An HR Expert Explains Why.March 12, 2018 | Ben AdlerThe California Senate threatened to suspend or expel one lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct — but issued a letter of admonishment to another. The first senator, Tony Mendoza, resigned. The second, Bob Hertzberg, continues to serve. Listen /Update RequiredTo play audio, update browser or Flash plugin.