LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan lawmaker was stripped of his committee assignments after a female legislator said they had a "volatile" relationship that included domestic abuse and threats.
Democratic Rep. Mari Manoogian issued a statement a day after Republican Rep. Steve Marino was removed from two panels for unknown reasons.
The 29-year-old Manoogian says, "None of us are immune to a volatile relationship."
My statement, along with our House Democratic Leader's statement, in response to Representative Steve Marino’s (R-Harrison Twp.) removal from his committee assignments: pic.twitter.com/Pfmb1pVs7E— Mari Manoogian (@MariManoogian) September 15, 2021
Her statement Wednesday mentioned abuse of power and threats to her reputation but did not specify what the 32-year-old Marino allegedly did.
House Speaker Jason Wentworth disciplined Marino.
He says state police are investigating.
A message seeking comment was left for Marino.