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Rep. Don Shooter tells his Arizona legislative colleagues Thursday that while he has “done stupid things” in the past that they should allow him to remain a member of the House. They did not agree, voting 56-3 for expulsion. (Capitol Media Services/Howard Fischer)

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Calls for change grow amid claims of capitol sexual misconduct
AZ’s Shooter 1st ousted, 15th nationally

An Arizona lawmaker who allegedly repeatedly harassed women has become the first since the swell of the #MeToo movement to get kicked out of office by colleagues but likely will not be the last to face repercussions amid intensifying scrutiny of sexual misconduct in state legislatures.

By Associated Press February 4, 2018