Kentucky’s Republican Gov. Matt Bevin called on all elected and state officials who have settled claims of sexual harassment to resign their posts immediately, reported The Hill on Saturday.
Bevin held a press conference after news broke that the state’s Republican Speaker of the House Rep. Jeff Hoover paid a confidential settlement to a female former staffer who accused him of sexual harassment.
“These allegations are, as I have said, reprehensible, they’re indefensible, they’re unacceptable. Period,” Bevin said.
“Given the severity of these, the specificity of these, the nature of these, I am calling on the immediate and for the immediate resignation of every individual who has settled a sexual harassment case, who is party to trying to hide this type of behavior,” the governor said.
Watch Bevin’s news conference, embedded below: