Lawyers for two women accusing state Rep. Nick Miccarelli of sexual assault and domestic violence are pushing back against his counsel's claims that a House investigation didn't find the women to be credible. The attorneys for state Rep. Tarah Toohil, R-Luzerne County, and a Harrisburg political consultant said on Friday they wanted to counter one of Micarelli's attorneys' statements.
A Luzerne County judge decided on Thursday to grant a state lawmaker's request for a protection from abuse order against her fellow legislative colleague state Rep. Nick Miccarelli. As a result of an agreement reached prior to the proceeding, the judge ordered a three-year PFA against Miccarelli, a five-term Delaware County Republican, but allowed him to come to the Capitol. He was barred from possessing firearms except for when needed through his duties with the Army National Guard.
The outcome of Thursday's hearing on a protection from abuse consent agreement that bars two Republican state lawmakers from having personal interaction with each other left each claiming a victory of some sort. Rep. Nick Miccarelli, of Delaware County, felt vindicated. Luzerne County Rep. Tarah Toohil, who asked for a protection from abuse order against Miccarelli, has a "greater sense of safety and some calm."
. @nickmiccarelli said after the outcome of today's PFA hearing about the House GOP leaders call for him to resign: "I have a feeling what transpired in here today might hopefully give them some reason to reconsider."
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