Kentucky GOP Leader Is Under FBI Investigation For Cover-Up Of Sexual Assaults
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has launched a probe into the alleged cover-up of Sexual assault crimes by Kentucky House Speaker Jeff Hoover (R), after being reported by a member of his own caucus.
According to CBS affiliate WKYT, state Representative Wesley Morgan contacted the FBI to investigate Hoover. He also called for the impeachment of the Speaker in a series of tweets Saturday morning.
“Based on new information that I have just received, I am calling for the immediate resignation and/or impeachment of Jeff Hoover,” Rep. Morgan tweeted. “As a former federal criminal investigator and a person who is loyal to his oath of office, I absolutely cannot stand by and stay silent.”
Based on new information that I have just received, I am calling for the immediate resignation and/or impeachment of Jeff Hoover.
— Wesley Morgan (@WesleyMorganKY) November 4, 2017
“It appears the Speaker, members of leadership, and some majority staff have conspired to cover up much more than has been disclosed,” Rep. Morgan continued. “They have conspired to conceal information regarding sexual harassment claims against not only the Speaker, but three chairmen.”
“I have just notified the FBI of this possible Hobbs Act violation and they are looking into it as we speak,” Rep. Morgan revealed. “I would strongly suggest that persons involved do not lie to the FBI, which is a felony carrying 5 years.”
The revelations from Rep. Morgan come only days after The Courier-Journal reported that sources claimed Republican Speaker Jeff Hoover reached a confidential settlement over sexual harassment allegations by a female staffer.
Hoover is the first Republican Speaker in Kentucky in almost 100 years. In 2014, when Democrats controlled the chamber, Rep. Hoover was extremely critical of leadership’s handling of a sexual harassment investigation.
A clip is already been shared online while displaying a #MeToo hashtag.