Published Wednesday, 14 November 2012
Jim Wells has not apologised for the comments he made about Mary McArdle. (© Pacemaker)
Mr Wells made the comments last year in the corridors of Stormont after the appointment of Mary McArdle, who was jailed for life for her part in the murder of a school teacher in 1984.
Mary Travers, 22, was fatally shot by IRA gunmen as she left Mass in Belfast, with her father, a judge.
Ms McArdle was released from prison under the Good Friday Agreement, and later appointed as special adviser to Carál Ní Chuilín.
But the move created controversy for the party, when the victim's sister spoke out saying she was disgusted at Ms McArdle's new role.
Mr Wells refused to apologise for his comments and the former assembly standards commissioner upheld complaints made against the MLA.
A vote will take place next week, but Unionists, who hold a majority in the Assembly, are likely to rally against the exclusion.