Six weeks later, Idaho State Police continue to investigate former Sen. John McGee

Capt. Steve Richardson said Monday that the inquiry continues and has not been referred to the Ada County prosecutor's office or any other agency.

McGee, a Caldwell Republican and former Senate majority caucus chairman, resigned Feb. 22 after more than seven years in the Senate. He was accused of sexual harassment by a female Senate aide.

Senate GOP leadership consulted with Attorney General Lawrence Wasden before the matter was referred to ISP. An Idaho Statesman request for public records related to the case has been denied under the investigatory exemption in Idaho's public records law.

"It is still with ISP and is an ongoing investigation," Richardson said. "There would be nothing that we would release at this time. It has not been forwarded to any other agency."

Last year, McGee was arrested for DUI and theft and pleaded guilty to DUI after he crashed an SUV he'd taken in a Meridian neighborhood near where his parents live. At least nine of McGee's 27 GOP colleagues voted behind closed doors to replace him as leader Jan. 11, but a majority favored his retention. News of the harassment allegation forced him to quit.

Shortly before adjourning for the year on Thursday, the Senate amended its ethics rules to potentially include a case like McGee's. The new rule includes as a potential ethics violation "substantial conduct unbecoming a senator" and "violation of any state law that brings discredit or embarrassment to the Senate or that constitutes a breach of public trust."

Another measure prompted by the McGee matter didn't move in the House. House Resolution 4 would have barred a person convicted of DUI from serving in majority or minority leadership or as a committee chairman or vice-chairman for the remainder of the legislative term if that person had been found guilty of DUI. Introduced by Reps. Julie Ellsworth, R-Boise, and Marv Hagedorn, R-Meridian, and cosponsored by Speaker Lawerence Denney, R-Midvale, Majority Leader Mike Moyle, R-Star, and Assistant Majority Leader Scott Bedke, R-Oakley, HR 4 stalled in the House Judiciary Committee.

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Not a surprise

Shocking that House Resolution 4 didn't move forward, considering not only would it mean McGee would automatically lose his seat but we would also lose our governor! Not to mention several other representatives with less than "glorious" pasts.

Welcome to Idaho and Boise, where our mayor gets caught defrauding the government and has his dirty laundry aired all over. One of our state legislators goes on a drunken rampage and destroys $10k+ in property to only receive a slap on the wrist. And our ill-ustrious US Representative gets caught in a toe-tapping "I am not gay" scandal that becomes national news! From top to bottom, only the best here in Idaho!

No, it wouldn't

It was for the House. Sen. McGee was in the Senate, and Gov. Otter is not in the House.

Dude, our former Gov.Neil Goldschmidt committed sexual abuse etc

That's not a bragging point but it is a call to wake up and find some stronger criticism.

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Who is

John McGee?

Perhaps this will spell it out for you?

John McGee is a former Republican member of the Idaho Senate, representing the 10th District from 2004 to 2012. He also served as the Republican Majority Caucus Chairman, the number four leadership position in the Idaho Senate.

On Feb 22nd 2012 he resigned amid allegations of sexual harassment charges against one of the senate pages or staffers, but hey, at least "she wasn't a minor" ... This was the statement given by the Republican "elders".

He previously went on a drunken binge the night before Fathers Day 2011 in which he was searching for the promised land and stole an SUV with trailer attached and wrecked it. He was given special consideration and really got off scott free, with the exception of having to pay some hush money.

We are also finding out today that John McGee was the chief architect behind Pam Lowe getting fired from her ITD Diretor position after failing to play along by awarding an over bid to a private company that made handsome contributions to the Republican political Machine in Idaho.

Who is John McGee you ask?

He's Popkey's latest fetish.

Umphrey's cousin?

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Nobody

He's not even history, he's gone.

But!!!...we need to remember.

Correct. We'll choose another category after the break!

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The question is will law

The question is will law enforcement officials have the balls to shake the political tree and expose even more rampant political corruption with McGee as the stick........

Time to find out if McGee is willing to go to jail and save the republican party or will he roll and take down few corrupt GOPers.

Not if they are female.

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HR4 was a reactionary, shortsighted piece of rubbish

I completely agree that elected officials should uphold the law. However, HR4 was a reactionary piece of legislation aimed to pile on one specific legislator and pretend they were actually doing something about ethics.
Funny they should identify DUI's as such a problem when they apparently have no problem with one of their own House members continuing to break the law by refusing to pay his taxes. How about theft? That isn't a problem? It's ok to break the law in other areas and still be in leadership...just don't get caught with a DUI.
Come on, folks. Let's get serious about ethics and stop pandering.

Question: What type of public report, if any will ISP release

once the investigation is complete? If the investigation does not result in charges being filed, will there be any public report? What is the process?

Re: Public Report

I wouldn't hold my breath on any report with any specific details EVER being made public. The "investigation" will probably continue for 10 more years.

Maybe you should contact......

A. The Gov's office
B. You congressperson
C. The ISP
D. The Idaho Daily Statesperson
E. Occupy ....

Let us know what you find out - I'm on the edge of my bar stool.

Ya got me laffin tet

Can't 'like' it so had to say something.

Keepin it light....

just keepin it light.

Inside Edition

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He's a baaaaaaaad boy!

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What kind of case?

Quick question...
Does a sexual harassment case fall under criminal or civil law? Or both?

What kind of case?

Both

Leave the poor Soul alone

Who cares.

You..

You should care! The problem is no one cared for so long they've been able to get away with ethical breeches and breaking the law. Seems as though voters care now and are disgusted by this behavior. All of us should care about dishonest, unethical, glad handing politicians who only care about covering their backsides and padding their pockets with OUR money. You should care!

So tame the Wild West End, Ness!

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I do! David Soul is old now!

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