UPDATE: Panel appointed to scrutinize Kentucky speaker

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Four women and two men will decide whether to recommend expelling Kentucky’s GOP House speaker after he signed a secret sexual harassment settlement.

Eight Republican lawmakers filed formal disciplinary charges against Jeff Hoover on Wednesday, asking for a special bipartisan committee to recommend expelling him from the House. House rules require the majority and minority leaders to appoint a special six-person committee to investigate.

Democrats appointed Reps. Sannie Overly, Joni Jenkins and Chris Harris. Republicans appointed Reps. Donna Mayfield, Diane St. Onge and Jason Petrie.

Republican Rep. Jerry Miller will chair the committee, but will only vote to break a tie.

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