Nebraska Lt. Gov. Resigns Abruptly After Investigation Into Improper Phone Calls

Nebraska Lieutenant Gov. Rick Sheehy (R) stepped down abruptly Saturday, the Omaha World-Herald reported. The sudden resignation came on the heels of an investigation by the World-Herald that Sheehy, who had been pegged as a leading contender in the state’s gubernatorial race next year, had made thousands of improper calls to four women over the last four years on his state-issued cell phone.

The resignation was announced Saturday morning by Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman (R), who said he has a “knot in his stomach” over the news.



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