INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s Democratic Party chairman is urging Republican Attorney General Curtis Hill to resign after he was investigated because four women accused him of inappropriate touching.
Chairman John Zody said the allegations against Hill are “beyond troubling and wildly inappropriate.”
Indiana Republican Party Chairman Kyle Hupfer says the GOP has “zero tolerance for sexual harassment,” but stopped short of calling for Hill’s resignation.
Hill’s office did not respond to a request for comment Tuesday morning. He previously denied the accusations.
An eight-page memo detailing the accusations states that a lawmaker and three legislative staffers said Hill inappropriately touched them during a party on the final night of Indiana’s legislative session.
The Indianapolis Star was the first to report on the memo, which was independently obtained by The Associated Press.
Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb issued the following statement:
“I’m in a remote area of Montana with Janet celebrating our anniversary for a few days. I have limited information from media sources I’m able to access.
“We took great care to update our sexual harassment policies for the executive, legislative and judicial branches in the past few months. No one should be subjected to unwanted sexual advances. I commend House and Senate leaders for their immediate and formal follow up to the allegations presented to them.
“I’ll return to Indianapolis late tomorrow night. Until I’ve reviewed the facts in detail, I will have no further comment.”
— Ryan Martin (@ryanmartin) July 2, 2018