Rep. Neal Dunn's Chief of Staff resigns amid misconduct allegations

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By: WCTV Eyewitness News
February 28, 2018

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- U.S. Congressman Neal Dunn's Chief of Staff, Brian Schubert, has resigned amid allegations of misconduct.

In a request for comment, a spokesperson from Rep. Dunn's office said, “Brian Schubert resigned this morning. It is Rep. Dunn’s policy to make no comments regarding personnel issues.”

A statement posted to U.S. House Ethics Committee Website says Schubert "engaged in conduct that constitutes sexual harassment, retaliation, or misuse of official resources, in violation of House Rules, law, regulations, or other standards of conduct.”

The complete statement reads:

"In accordance with House Rule XI, clause 3, and Committee Rules 10(a)(2) and 18, the Committee unanimously voted on February 27, 2018, to establish an Investigative Subcommittee. Pursuant to the Committee’s action, the Investigative Subcommittee shall have jurisdiction to determine whether Representative Patrick Meehan and/or his former Chief of Staff, Mr. Brian Schubert, who is currently employed by another House office, engaged in conduct that constitutes sexual harassment, retaliation, or misuse of official resources, in violation of House Rules, law, regulations, or other standards of conduct.

"The Committee notes that the mere fact of establishing an Investigative Subcommittee does not itself indicate that any violation has occurred.

"The Committee will announce the Members who will serve on the Investigative Subcommittee in the next week. No other public comment will be made on this matter except in accordance with Committee rules."

This is a developing story. We will bring you more information as it becomes available.



 
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