WASHINGTON (AP) — A former chief of staff to Republican Rep. Patrick Meehan of Pennsylvania has resigned following an Ethics Committee announcement that it had begun a full-scale investigation into sexual harassment allegations.
Brian Schubert had moved on from Meehan’s office to work as the chief of staff for Rep. Neal Dunn, a first-term Republican lawmaker from Florida. A spokeswoman for Dunn’s office says Schubert “chose to resign this morning.”
The night before, the Ethics Committee named Meehan and Schubert as part of a review into allegations of sexual harassment, retaliation, or misuse of official resources.
Meehan settled a sexual harassment complaint with taxpayer money but has denied any wrongdoing.
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Shelby Hodgkins, Dunn’s spokeswoman, would only confirm the resignation. She says Dunn’s policy is that the office not comment on personnel issues.