PHOENIX, Ariz. - Rep. Don Shooter has been suspended from his duties as House Appropriations chairman, according to the Arizona House of Representatives Republican spokesman, Matt Specht.
The news, first reported Friday by the AZ Capitol Times, comes amid sexual harassment allegations at the Arizona Capitol.
Republican State Rep. Michelle Ugenti-Rita of Scottsdale, shared her story first with 12 News in Phoenix, saying she was sexually harassed after her election. Earlier this week, she named Rep. Shooter as the aggressor.
Shooter accused Ugenti of retaliating against him for unrelated reasons and accused Ugenti of ethical misconduct of her own.
Arizona House is investigating the allegations and, in a new statement through an attorney, Shooter said he will fully cooperate.
House Speaker J.D. Mesnard released a statement regarding his decision to suspend Shooter from his duties:
Don Shooter is a Republican member of the Arizona House of Representatives representing District 13 since January 14, 2017. Shooter is a former chair of the Yuma Tea Party.