Former state House speaker resigns over sex harassment allegations

Hawaii Democratic House Speaker Joseph Souki speaks to reporters on opening day of the Hawaii Legislature at the state Capitol in Honolulu in 2016. (AP Photo/Marina Riker, File)

Hawaii state Rep. Joe Souki attends a news conference in Honolulu on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

HONOLULU — A former speaker of the Hawaii House of Representatives will resign by next week to resolve sexual harassment allegations brought by several women, the latest case of an elected official being forced from office over misconduct.