RELEASE: House Democratic Leader Comments on Resignation of Representative Robert Fisher

CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE – Today, Representative Robert Fisher (R-Laconia), who was the subject of an ongoing inquiry into his involvement with the misogynistic “Red Pill” forum on Reddit, announced his resignation from the New Hampshire House of Representatives.  House Democratic Leader Steve Shurtleff (D-Penacook) released the following statement after being informed of the resignation:

“In light of today’s meeting of the Legislative Administration Committee and excellent research presented by Democratic members of the committee, credible evidence indicates that Representative Fisher is still moderating the Red Pill forum and perjured himself when denying any current involvement in testimony to the committee last week.  Information presented by Representative Tim Smith showed a strong, credible link between Representative Fisher and the current moderator of the Red Pill forum, ‘redpillschool.’”

“Given the evidence that Representative Fisher is still engaged with this forum, and his denial under oath when addressing the committee last week, our intent was to send an inquiry to the Attorney General requesting that he investigate the possibility that Representative Fisher perjured himself when testifying before the committee.  With the prospect of an investigation by the Attorney General into his conduct, it is appropriate that Representative Fisher did the right thing and resigned his seat in the House.”