And what's more, he is refusing calls from the House Speaker, public and private, who is insisting that he resigned from his position.
Earlier this month, Indiana Rep. Phil Hinkle was caught offering a teenage boy $80 for sex after responding to a Craigslist ad online. Since then, Rep. Hinkle has been repeatedly asked to step down from his position. He is already being removed from several of his committees and chair positions and as he has offered no explanation or apology for his actions,his constituents want him gone.
However, it seems Finkle refuses to leave his post, insisting that he, not this young boy, was a victim of a crime, though of what crime we're not too sure. He is refusing to speak to House Speaker Brian Bosma, but he did offer his first public statement on the scandal, saying: