Late Tuesday, Ohio state Rep. Wes Goodman (R-OH) resigned after he was caught engaging in “inappropriate behavior” with another man in his office.
On Twitter, Goodman describes himself as “Christian. American. Conservative. Republican.”
Goodman, 33, who is married and known for his anti-LGBTQ stances, submitted a two-sentence resignation letter after speaking with state House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger (R).
In a statement, Rosenberger stated, “I was alerted to details yesterday afternoon regarding his involvement in inappropriate behavior related to his state office.”
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He continued, “I met with him later in the day where he acknowledged and confirmed the allegations. It became clear that his resignation was the most appropriate course of action for him, his family, the constituents of the 87th House District and this institution.”
Some insiders claim there is a video of the incident. However, the spokesman for Rosenberger denied that allegation.
There are no charges of harassment or abuse that were filed against Goodman.
In a statement by Goodman, he said, “We all bring our own struggles and our own trials into public life. That has been true for me, and I sincerely regret that my actions and choices have kept me from serving my constituents and our state in a way that reflects the best ideals of public service.”
He added, “For those whom I have let down, I’m sorry. As I move onto the next chapter of my life, I sincerely ask for privacy for myself, my family, and my friends.”
Goodman’s resignation comes less than a month after the resignation of Sen. Cliff Hite (R) after complaints of sexual harassment.
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