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8 GOP lawmakers ask for Kentucky House speaker's removal

Jan 03, 2018 - Associated Press

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Eight Republican lawmakers have asked for Kentucky's GOP House speaker to be removed from office after he secretly settled a sexual harassment complaint with a female legislative aide.

The formal disciplinary charges filed Wednesday include sexual harassment, creating a hostile work environment and using taxpayer resources to hide the allegations from the public.

Hoover's actions, the lawmakers allege, "violated statute, brought great harm to the body's ability ...