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    The New Hampshire lawmaker accused of creating a misogynistic online forum testified at his own hearing. 

    (Published Tuesday, May 9, 2017)

    A New Hampshire state lawmaker accused of making a misogynistic online forum resigned Wednesday.

    Speaker Shawn Jasper announced Rept. Robert Fisher's resignation was effective at noon.

    "It is unfortunate that the debate surrounding his actions while serving in the House have detracted from the good things we have accomplished this session," Jasper said in a statement. "But I welcome his resignation for the good of the institution and I hope that we can now move forward with our important legislative agenda."

    A legislative committee met earlier to decide what to do with Fisher, a Republican who represented Laconia, and a Democratic lawmaker accused of making offensive comments on Twitter.

    The panel met Wednesday discuss whether to recommend that the full House reprimand, censure, expel or take no action against Fisher and Rep. Sherry Frost of Dover.

    Fisher was under fire for creating a Reddit forum called "The Red Pill," which bills itself as a discussion of sexual strategies for men and includes a post in which users debate whether "every woman wants to be attractive enough to be raped."

    Frost said on Twitter that men telling her to calm down make her homicidal and white, Christian men represent a terrorist problem.

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