State Senator Resigns, Admits to "inappropriate behavior"

posted by Scott Jennings - 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--An Ohio State Senator is admitting to "inappropriate conduct" in his abrupt resignation this week.

Cliff Hite (R-Findlay) stepped down from his post without citing a reason, until he posted a letter to twitter on Wednesday.

Hite admits his conduct towards another state employee, that did not work in his office, was inappropriate. "After we met, I sometimes asked her for hugs and talked to her in a way that was not appropriate for a married man, father, and grandfather like myself. Beyond those hugs, there was no inappropriate physical contact. I recognize that this was inappropriate behavior. She deserves more respect than that and so does my wife. I apologize completely."

He also cited recent health problems for his resignation, with "two different surgeries scheduled next month."

The post also includes a statement from his wife, Diane, "He told me all about it, apologized to me, and I forgive him."

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