Heart issue sends former House speaker to hospital
Kentucky’s former Republican House speaker has been hospitalized days after resigning his leadership position amid sexual harassment allegations.
A statement from a family member Friday morning said Jeff Hoover had a heart-related issue and asked for privacy.
Hoover, 57, acknowledged on Sunday that he was one of four lawmakers who settled a sexual harassment allegation outside of court with a member of the House Republican Caucus’ staff. Hoover denied the harassment allegation.
He said he sent inappropriate but consensual text messages.
While Hoover resigned his leadership position, he remains in the Legislature. House GOP leaders have hired a Louisville law firm to investigate the matter. They expect a preliminary report in 10 days.