Senate ethics committee to decide fate of embattled Senator Don Meredith today

(CP) - Embattled Senator Don Meredith will learn his professional fate today, as the Senate ethics committee decides what, if anything, to do about his relationship with a 16-year-old girl.

It's not known if Meredith will be in attendance when the committee announces its recommendation.

The committee is meeting amid calls for Meredith to be booted from the upper chamber after a damning report from the Senate ethics officer.

Last week, Meredith publicly apologized for what he called a moral failing -- but he insists he only had sex with the girl after she turned 18.