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Ousted State Rep Don Shooter Wants Senate Ethics Committee To Investigate Former Speaker's Conduct

Ousted State Rep. Don Shooter wants the Senate Ethics Committee to check whether former House Speaker J.D. Mesnard acted unethically by refusing to release the full report leading up to Shooter's expulsion.

In a letter to the committee, Shooter charged Mesnard of holding back witness testimonies that he believes would have shed better light on the charges of sexual harassment filed against him.

When asked what his goal is by filing and bringing the issue up again, Shooter said, "It, once again, brings it up."

He also said he wants to apply pressure on the legislature.

"Every time they say 'no' the price goes up — to the jury and to everybody else," he said.

"I hope they release it," Shooter continued, but, "I don't expect it."

Mesnard has since moved onto the Senate. Meanwhile, Shooter noted that the House has the full, unredacted report.

Releasing the documents, he hopes, will provide a "balance of fairness and honesty."

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