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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on a Republican lawmaker who created a misogynistic online forum (all times local):

4:35 p.m.

A Republican lawmaker in New Hampshire who was criticized for creating a misogynistic online forum says he resigned from the House because he was concerned about his safety as well as the safety of his family.

Rep. Robert Fisher of Laconia came under fire after an article on The Daily Beast revealed him as the creator of a Reddit forum called “The Red Pill,” which bills itself as a discussion of sexual strategies for men.

He resigned from the legislature Wednesday, shortly after his Republican colleagues recommended he not be punished for his role in the forum.

He said in an email later that “the falsehoods, lies and comments” had created a situation in which he must “genuinely consider the safety and wellbeing of my girlfriend, my family, and myself.”

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A Republican lawmaker in New Hampshire who created a misogynistic online forum has resigned shortly after a committee recommended that no action be taken against him.

Rep. Robert Fisher of Laconia 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.”

He submitted his resignation to the House Speaker on Wednesday, less than an hour after a Republican-led panel voted 8-6 along party lines to recommend taking no action against him instead of censuring, reprimanding or expelling him.

The panel also recommended no discipline for Democratic Rep. Sherry Frost, who said white Christian men represent a terrorist problem.

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12:15 a.m.

A legislative committee in New Hampshire is deciding what to do about a Republican lawmaker who created a misogynistic online forum and a Democratic lawmaker accused of making offensive comments on Twitter.

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

Fisher is 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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