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Rep. Morgan Files Resolution To Expel Jeff Hoover From House

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) - Representative C. Wesley Morgan has filed a resolution to expel former House Speaker Jeff Hoover from the house.

This comes in light of a whistleblower suit claiming that Daisy Olivo, a former staff member of Hoover's, was retaliated against for reporting a sexual harassment settlement between Hoover and another staffer.

Hoover, a Jamestown Republican, admitted making mistakes but denied any sexual relations or harassment when he resigned as speaker. He did not resign his seat.

Later Monday, Kentucky House Speaker Pro Tempore David Osborne said: "With the Ethics Commission involved and now a lawsuit that will make even more text messages and e-mail communications discoverable, I am more confident than ever we will ultimately get the full truth about what happened."

In the statement, Osborne says he will not comment on pending legislation, but notes: "I’m disgusted by this entire mess and want to reassure Kentucky taxpayers that we remain committed to our actual work."

Morgan's resolution seeks to have Hoover removed from the house entirely. 
 

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