Sen. John Bridenstal, R-Okla., has been removed from consideration for secretary of the interior, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee announced Friday.
He is the first Trump Cabinet member to be removed from office by the Trump administration, a move the Senate said was in reaction to allegations of sexual misconduct by a former aide to the president.
The move follows a number of reports in recent weeks that a former Trump aide had made unwanted sexual advances toward a staffer, including a photo of his genitals.
A spokeswoman for Bridenstadens office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Sen. Tom Cotton, R, Ark., is the other member of Trump’s Cabinet to be ousted by the president’s White House.
He resigned in February after multiple women accused him of inappropriate behavior.
The House Ethics Committee is investigating the alleged misconduct by the former aide, who has not been identified.
He was forced to resign from the Cabinet in March after a complaint was filed by one of the women.
The office of Rep. John Fleming, R–La., is investigating allegations that he had inappropriate sexual contact with a staffer in 2014, including photos of his genitalia.