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Arizona House fight over sex harassment case penalty looms

PHOENIX (AP) - A showdown is looming within the Arizona House over what penalty must be imposed on a Republican lawmaker discovered to have engaged in a trend of sexual harassment towards ladies.

The House is about to satisfy overdue Thursday morning to imagine Republican Speaker J.D. Mesnard’s proposal for a proper censure of Rep. Don Shooter. A censure is the cruelest penalty conceivable in need of expulsion.

Republican Majority Whip Kelly Townsend is asking for Shooter’s resignation and says she’ll transfer for an expulsion vote if he doesn’t step down. Meanwhile, another Republicans imagine Shooter merits a lesser penalty or an opportunity to shield himself.

Expulsion calls for give a boost to from 40 of 60 participants, whilst a censure calls for a easy majority. Republicans regulate 36 seats and Democrats 24.

 

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