Lawmakers meet to discuss Garn scandal, share little with media

Posted - Mar. 17, 2010 at 10:32 p.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY -- Last week, Utah House Majority Leader Kevin Garn resigned after admitting to a hot tubbing incident 25 years ago with then 15-year-old Cheryl Maher.

Wednesday night, several lawmakers met in a closed-door meeting in the majority caucus room to discuss the matter.

House of Representatives Chief of Staff Christopher Bleak had this exchange with a reporter.

Reporter: "Is the speaker going to be available?"

Bleak: "No."

Reporter: "What's going on?"

Bleak: "Nothing. It was good, so I won't say anything."

Bleak later released a statement that says, in part: "We respect former Rep. Garn's decision to resign and believe it was appropriate. While not condoning the action, we wish for closure and healing for Cheryl Maher and the Garn family."

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