UPDATE: GOP lawmaker wants to expel former House speaker
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Republican lawmaker in Kentucky has filed a resolution to expel the former speaker of the House for inappropriate behavior with a woman in his office.
Jeff Hoover resigned his leadership position last month after acknowledging he paid to settle a sexual harassment claim with a woman in his office. He remains in the state legislature despite calls from Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and others that he resign.
Rep. Wesley Morgan’s resolution says Hoover’s actions are condemnable and have brought national dishonor and shame to the Kentucky House of Representatives.
Two-thirds of the House, or 60 representatives, must approve the resolution for it to pass.
Hoover has denied harassment but said he sent inappropriate but consensual text messages. He said Monday calls for him to resign are premature before all the facts are known.