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The Latest: Indiana GOP leaders call on Hill to quit

July 5, 2018
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This Aug. 9, 2017 photo shows Curtis Hill, Indiana Attorney General, during an event in Indianapolis. Indiana's Democratic Party chairman is urging Hill to resign after he was investigated because four women accused him of inappropriate touching. Chairman John Zody said the allegations against Hill are "beyond troubling and wildly inappropriate." Indiana Republican Party Chairman Kyle Hupfer says the GOP has "zero tolerance for sexual harassment," but stopped short of calling for Hill's resignation. Hill's office did not respond to a request for comment Tuesday, July 2, 2018. (Robert Scheer/The Indianapolis Star via AP)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the allegations of sexual misconduct against Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill (all times local):

6:25 p.m.

Indiana’s Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb and the GOP leaders of the Statehouse have called on Attorney General Curtis Hill to resign following accusations he groped several women while intoxicated at a party.

The state’s top Republican leaders issued statements after an internal legislative investigation memo was leaked earlier this week. The memo says four women accused Hill of inappropriate touching, including one lawmaker who said he groped her after she had told him to back off.

Hill has denied the accusations and called the inquiry into his conduct a “prejudicial investigation that is deeply troubling.”

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3 p.m.

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb was silent on Thursday amid growing calls for Republican Attorney General Curtis Hill to resign after four women accused him of drunkenly groping them at an Indianapolis bar.

Hill is an independently elected officeholder. But Holcomb, as governor, is the de facto head of the state GOP and could ratchet up pressure on the embattled attorney general to step down. Yet, since taking office in early 2017, Holcomb has also proven reluctant to weigh in publicly on major issues faced by the state that are unrelated to his core priorities.

“A number of you have reached out asking if and when the governor will have more to say about the ... Hill situation,” Holcomb spokeswoman Stephanie Wilson said in a statement on Thursday. “When the governor has something more to share, I will let you know.”

On Tuesday, Holcomb said that he would wait until after he returned Wednesday from a vacation to weigh in on the matter, stating that he would have “no further comment” until he had “reviewed the facts in detail.”

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