Zepnick says his removal from committees over sexual misconduct allegations ‘unfair’

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Dem state Rep. Josh Zepnick says he is “disappointed and disturbed” by Minority Leader Gordon Hintz pulling him off five legislative committees following allegations he kissed two women without their consent in 2011 and 2015.
Zepnick, D-Milwaukee, said he has been facing anonymous allegations and again said he will not resign despite calls from his colleagues and party leaders to do so.
“Last time I checked, there is still a U.S. Constitution that provides something called ‘due process’ where I have the right to defend myself,” Zepnick said in a statement.
He also called the move “unfair” and ...

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