UPDATE: Kentucky House speaker says he won’t resign
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky’s Republican House speaker says he has no plans to resign and is more resolved than ever to continue in his leadership position despite a report that he settled a sexual harassment case outside of court with a member of his staff.
Jeff Hoover said in a statement he was disappointed Republican Gov. Matt Bevin called for him to resign on Saturday. Bevin held a news conference earlier in the day where he called for the resignation of any elected official who has settled sexual harassment allegations. Bevin did not mention Hoover by name.
Hoover accused Bevin of “grandstanding” and said Bevin has not asked for his side of the story. Hoover said he thinks Bevin wants him to resign because he has disagreed with him publicly in the past.