Democratic House Speaker Greg Stumbo on Thursday filed a petition for the censure or expulsion of Rep. John Arnold, D-Sturgis, setting the stage for the possible ouster of the Union County lawmaker accused of sexual harassment by legislative employees.
“I have decided to take this action so that the full House will have the opportunity to review the evidence and the recommendation of the eight-member investigation committee I shall appoint tomorrow,” Stumbo said.
Arnold, 69, has been accused by three female legislative employees of sexual harassment. All three filed formal complaints with the Legislative Ethics Commission, alleging among other things that Arnold made lewd and vulgar comments or touched them inappropriately.
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