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Wisconsin representative no longer caucusing with Democrats

Rep. Josh Zepnick was accused of sexual misconduct
Posted at 5:15 PM, Dec 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-20 18:15:27-05

A Wisconsin state representative accused of kissing two women at political events against their will is no longer caucusing with fellow Democrats. 

Democratic leaders have called for Rep. Josh Zepnick to resign his seat in the face of the allegations, but the Milwaukee representative has refused. He has already been removed from his five committee assignments.

Now, a spokeswoman for Democratic Minority Leader Gordon Hintz says Zepnick is no longer caucusing with Democrats.

This means he will not be a part of the closed-door discussions with Democrats about strategy, which bills they are supporting and other legislative actions. 

In an email, Zepnick said the claim that he was kicked out of the caucus because he kissed two women is "not accurate," but did not give an alternate reason.

Zepnick has held the seat since 2003. He has not yet decided if he will seek re-election in 2018.