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3 state representatives call for investigation into impeachment of AG Hill

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Three Democratic state representatives on Saturday announced they would ask Indiana Speaker of the House Brian Bosma to investigate grounds for the impeachment of Attorney General Curtis Hill in connection to allegations that he inappropriately touched four women at an Indianapolis bar during a March end-of-session party.

Reps. Ed DeLaney of Indianapolis, Ryan Dvorak of South Bend, and Matt Pierce Bloomington on Saturday provided a draft of the proposed House resolution they authored urging Bosma to ask the House Judiciary Committee to investigate the allegations against Hill. 

Last week, Gov. Holcomb, along with both Democratic and Republican legislative leaders, called for Hill’s resignation.

“When the leaders of your own party make it clear that a person should step down from office for being unfit, it would seem clear that there should be only one prudent course of action: take the hint and leave,” DeLaney said. “However, it is apparent that we do not live in ordinary times, so it is incumbent upon the legislative branch to pursue a course of action outlined in the Indiana Constitution. We do have responsibilities to protect the integrity of our state government on behalf of the people of Indiana.”

“It is unconscionable to me that this sort of aberrant behavior should be tolerated from any elected official, much less our state’s chief law enforcement officer,” DeLaney said. “It is entirely within our purview to be ready to investigate these charges and be ready to pursue actions that could lead to our Attorney General being removed from office.”

Hill has repeatedly denied those allegations.