Miccarelli Stripped of Committee Assignments; Moved to Back of Chamber
State Rep. Nick Miccarelli had his seat in the state House chamber moved to the back of the room, and was stripped of his committee assignments by House GOP leadership in the latest fallout following allegations of physical and sexual assault against Miccarelli.
According to the Patriot News Miccarelli was moved from seat 42, which was about 10 seats from fellow state Rep. Tarah Toohil, to seat 111. Toohil is one of the two women who have accused Miccarelli of physical and sexual assault. Toohil filed and was granted a protection from abuse against Miccarelli.
Miccarelli was also stripped of his assignments on the state House’s appropriations, consumer affairs, human services and liquor control committees.
The House GOP Leadership has called on Miccarelli to resign, but has not pushed to expel him from the state House.
“He’s not been convicted, let alone charged. I know a lot of people are thinking, ‘How can you let this happen?’ We found [the allegations] credible but people deserve due process,” House GOP spokesman Steve Miskin told the Patriot News.