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California GOP lawmaker loses duties after harassment found

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Posted at 5:07 PM, May 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-27 20:08:11-04

(AP) — Officials stripped a lame-duck California state lawmaker of his duties Wednesday after investigators found that he twice sexually harassed women.

State Assembly investigators found that Republican Assemblyman Bill Brough insinuated to one woman that he could help her politically if she went home with him. They found he also inappropriately touched an unnamed woman, putting his hand on the small of her back.

Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon announced that he is stripping Brough of his committee assignments.

Brough did not immediately return telephone and emailed messages. He already was denied his bid for reelection in the March primary.