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House Democrats to unveil Chatfield investigation resolution

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Michigan House Democrats are renewing their call for an internal investigation into Republican former Speaker Lee Chatfield, Michigan.

Chatfield is facing a state police investigation for allegations of sexual misconduct and misusing his office.

Democratic state Representative Joe Tate says Democrats will introduce a resolution this week to create a committee for the House to lead its own probe.

“You know, there’s always going to be room for improvement and, with these allegations that have come to light, there is a large interest from the public to get to the bottom of this. So why not, why shouldn’t we go ahead and do our due diligence?”

Republican House leadership hasn’t signaled interest in a House-led probe, saying the chamber is focused on working with law enforcement.

Chatfield maintains his innocence and has not yet been charged with any crimes.