Senators weigh sexual misconduct allegations against general

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators are hearing closed-door testimony about allegations of sexual misconduct against Air Force Gen. John Hyten as they weigh his nomination for vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

A senior military officer who has accused Hyten of unwanted sexual advances met Tuesday with members of the Senate Armed Services Committee in a classified setting. Hyten is expected to appear for a classified session Thursday.

The committee chairman, Republican Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma, said he was hopeful the committee could still move forward with a vote before the Senate recesses for August.

Other senators, though, have raised questions and are insisting on more information. The Associated Press reported on the allegations against Hyten earlier this month. The Air Force conducted an investigation and found insufficient evidence for action.

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