Rep. Diego Hernandez, facing expulsion vote, resigns from Oregon Legislature: report

Rep. Diego Hernandez, a three-term Portland Democrat who’s been embroiled in controversy for months following multiple allegations that he created a hostile workplace for women, told OPB News on Sunday he is resigning, the news organization reported.

Hernandez was facing the possibility of being the first legislator expelled from the Legislature in Oregon.

A day earlier, Hernandez lost a last-ditch court effort aimed at blocking the legislative vote on his expulsion, which could have occurred as soon as Tuesday. A judge blocked his request for an order to block the vote, declining to interfere in the Legislature’s disciplinary process.