Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb on Thursday, Dec. 19, reaffirmed his call for the resignation of Republican State Attorney General Curtis Hill, who is accused of inappropriately touching several women at a March 2018 party. After allegations publicly emerged the following summer, Holcomb and top Republican lawmakers called for Hill’s resignation and a full investigation.

“It has everything to do with the accusations and my belief in the victims. I haven’t changed; nothing has changed my mind,” Holcomb said Thursday. “As a matter of fact, everything I’ve learned since has supported that initial reaction.”

In 2020, both Holcomb and Hill will campaign for re-election. Before the November election, Holcomb said, he hopes for a conclusion in the legal actions against Hill.

“It’s my hope that each of these legal cases (against Hill) conclude as swiftly yet (thoroughly) … as possible for that very reason,” the governor said. “Any clarity that can be provided before that would be helpful, but they’ve got to be thorough.”

Hill has repeatedly denied the accusations that he touched the women inappropriately at a party in Indianapolis celebrating the end of the 2018 legislative session. But the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission this week recommended suspending his law license for two years, which would disqualify him from running for re-election in 2020.

Holcomb sat down Wednesday to talk to CNHI News Indiana about the Hill case and the upcoming legislative session, which will begin Jan. 6, 2020.

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