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Arizona House Votes To Expel Lawmaker Accused Of Sexual Harassment

He's likely the first U.S. lawmaker to be expelled since the #MeToo movement began.
Posted at 4:08 PM, Feb 07, 2018

Republican Rep. Don Shooter was voted out of the Arizona House of Representatives Thursday after allegations of sexual harassment. He was previously asked to resign. 

Shooter is believed to be the first U.S. lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct to be expelled since the #MeToo movement began. 

Other accused lawmakers have stepped down or faced other punishments. 

Shooter is accused of sexually harassing Republican Rep. Michelle Ugenti-Rita. Eight other women have also made claims against him. 

Shooter admits wrongdoing but doesn't believe he should be expelled. He said: "I did wrong, I deserve a censure. ... But I'll tell you this. I was sent here by the people of District 13. And to the best of my knowledge, I've never betrayed that trust, never, never."