McConnell calls for Ky. House to re-open Arnold case

McConnell calls for Ky. House to re-open Arnold case

Mitch McConnell and his wife Elaine Chao, talk after his NRA endorsement in Mt. Washington, Ky.

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by WHAS11.com

WHAS11.com

Posted on April 12, 2014 at 10:01 PM

Updated Saturday, Apr 12 at 10:02 PM

MOUNT WASHINGTON, Ky. (WHAS11) – U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell is calling on Kentucky House Democrats to re-open the ethics case against former State Representative John Arnold.

Speaking to reporters shortly after collecting the endorsement of the National Rifle Association, McConnell says the House needs to get its act together.

It comes one day after three women who accused Arnold of sexual harassment while he was in office petitioned the Legislative Ethics Commission to re-open its case – this time with all the members present.

With three members absent at its hearing Tuesday, all it took was one vote against reprimanding Arnold to clear him.

"I want to express my outrage at the cover-up going on over in the state House of Representatives with regard to this serious sexual harassment case. They need to reopen this case, they need to handle it fairly and make sure that justice is administered," McConnell said.

McConnell says when he was chairman of the Senate Ethics Committee; he called for the expulsion of a U.S. Senator of his same party who faced sexual harassment allegations.

He says House Democrats need to stand up to people in their own party.

Arnold refutes the allegations.


 

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