DOVER, Delaware (WPVI) -- The Delaware Senate voted in favor of removing state auditor Kathy McGuiness from office.
Senators voted 13-7 Monday for a resolution to hold a joint session of the legislature regarding the removal of McGuiness, a Democrat.
The resolution must also be approved by the House, but Democratic House Speaker Pete Schwartzkopf said he has no plans to call a special session.
He criticized the Senate vote as "political theater."
McGuiness was convicted recently of misdemeanor charges of conflict of interest, official misconduct and structuring a contract with a consulting firm to avoid complying with state procurement rules. She was acquitted on felony charges of theft and witness intimidation.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.