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Jeff Hoover Will Not Resign As House Speaker

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) —  House Speaker Jeff Hoover, who said he would quit his leadership post in light of a sexual harassment settlement case, has reversed course and decided not to formally tender his resignation. pending the outcome of an ethics investigation.

Hoover released a statement to the media Wednesday afternoon as the General Assembly began its regular 2018 session:

"When I announced on November 5th my intention to resign as speaker of the house, I felt,  based on the governor's comments, it was the best decision for me as well as for my colleagues in the House of Representatives. My decision was made primarily with the intent to protect House members from the intervention of the Executive branch into purely legislative matters.

"Almost immediately, I began hearing from members of the House, both Republicans and Democrats, as well as business leaders, political leaders and others across the Commonwealth, encouraging me to reconsider my decision to resign. 

"As I consider the best course forward, and in light of the two pending issues before the Legislative Ethics Commission, I have asked speaker Pro Tempore David Osborne to serve, as the rules of the House of Representatives provides, as the presiding officer until further notice.

"I appreciate the continued prayers and support that have been offered by so many and look forward to doing my part to make the Commonwealth of Kentucky a better place for all of us."

Osborne, R-Prospect, rang the gavel to bring the House into session Tuesday.

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