Speaker: Discipline done for Missouri lawmaker over rumor

7 months 4 days 5 hours ago Friday, April 19 2019 Apr 19, 2019 Friday, April 19, 2019 1:16:25 PM CDT April 19, 2019 in News
By: The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY  (AP) — Missouri's House speaker said he doesn't plan on taking further action to discipline a House member who was investigated for sexual harassment.

Republican Speaker Elijah Haahr on Thursday said he is following the House Ethics Committee's recommendations on Rep. Rocky Miller, a Republican from the Lake of the Ozarks area.

The committee investigated Miller and concluded he created a false rumor that another lawmaker was having an affair with an employee. Miller underwent additional sexual harassment training and wrote an apology letter to the House employee who filed the complaint.

The committee didn't recommend any further action against him.

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