Pennsylvania Democratic state Rep. Mike Zabel announced that he will resign his seat on March 16 following multiple accusations of sexual harassment.
Zabel's letter came shortly after Republican state Rep. Abby Major shared her personal claims of his harassment during a press conference.
Embattled PA state @RepZabel announced that he will resign his seat effective March 16.
Zabel is a Delaware County Democrat who was facing numerous allegations of sexual harassment, including by fellow state Rep. Abby Major.https://t.co/9uXEt6wpEW
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) March 8, 2023
"This subtraction for the Democrats means they will only hold a one-seat state majority and then likely a split House after a May special election is held to fill a vacant but heavily Republican seat in Monroe and Northampton Counties," the Washington Examiner reported.
"Last week, Zabel sent a letter to the state Democratic house leadership stating he would not resign from office but would seek treatment for an unnamed 'illness' that has 'caused some behavior that I regret,'" it added.
News: Andi Perez, the lobbyist who said she was sexual harassed, has publicly identified state Rep. Mike Zabel (D., Delaware) as the perpetrator and called for him to resign.https://t.co/1CV80GR4ul
— Stephen Caruso (@StephenJ_Caruso) March 1, 2023