PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Home will examine a first-term Republican consultant for conduct the lawmaker described as “unfair statements” to a colleague.
Members voted 45-13 Friday to ascertain a particular committee on self-discipline and expulsion to research Rep. David Johnson.
Johnson apologized publicly to GOP Rep. Lynne DiSanto earlier than the vote, saying his feelings received the higher of him. Johnson, of Speedy Metropolis, didn’t describe his actions intimately within the apology.
Republican Rep. Dan Kaiser, one lawmaker who moved to kind the panel, says Johnson “must be held accountable.”
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The panel will examine Johnson’s conduct and will advocate penalties corresponding to self-discipline or expulsion.
Home lawmakers final shaped such a committee in 2017 to research a Republican consultant who admitted to sexual contact with two interns. He later resigned.