North Carolina Legislator Censured for Harassing Women
North Carolina state representative Ken Miller was publicly censured by the state House of Representatives Monday (5-13) for sexually harassing women. A House Ethics Committee found that Miller had made unwanted advances and inappropriate sexual remarks to three women, including a 16-year-old volunteer page. The committee recommended the public censure after an expulsions proposal failed. The first order of business at the beginning of the 1996 session, the censure was the first public humiliation in the state House since the 1880s. Miller's vote aside, the House voted unanimously to censure. After the listening to the resolution condemning his behavior, Miller left the chamber and proceeded to a legislative clerk's office where he introduced proposed legislation to eliminate welfare programs.
Media Resources: The Nando Net and the Associated Press - May 14, 1996