Colorado Rep. Lebsock faces expulsion after 11 sexual harassment allegations against him deemed credible
February 27, 2018
Eleven accusations of sexual harassment by five women against embattled state Rep. Steve Lebsock have been found credible, a top lawmaker announced Tuesday morning, as leadership said it would initiate the process to expel him.
"All of the allegations have been found to be credible," said House Majority Leader KC Becker, a Democrat, as she read from a letter to members of the House.
The resolution to expel Lebsock will be considered Friday morning on the House floor. To expel him, two-thirds of the House's members — or 44 of 65 lawmakers — need to vote Lebsock out.
Lebsock, a Thornton Democrat, has faced calls to resign — from Gov. John Hickenlooper on down — since a wave of allegations of sexual harassment against him surfaced in the fall, including one from fellow Rep. Faith Winter, D-Westminster. A lobbyist and former aide also came forward to publicly accuse Lebsock of harassment.
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