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Kentucky Republican Rep Indicted For Assaulting, Strangling Woman

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Kentucky state representative Robert Goforth's political career is in shambles, and Democrats are urging his ouster. The Republican was indicted by a grand jury Friday on one count of first-degree strangulation and one count of assault in the fourth degree. Newser reports Goforth was arrested and released on bail in April after a woman told police he had hit her and strangled her with an ethernet cable. In 2019, Goforth helped pass a law to make it easier to prosecute strangulation as a felony. Goforth should have resigned back in April and his party should have taken action against him when he refused to do so. Marisa McNee Kentucky Democratic Party spokeswoman