Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to reflect Slaton is not a member of the Freedom Caucus.

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A month-long investigation inside the Texas House led to a stunning announcement Saturday, as its findings recommended the expulsion of Rep. Bryan Slaton over an alleged sexual relationship with an intern and other misconduct allegations.

Slaton, a former youth and family minister, represents District 2 which includes Hopkins, Hunt and Van Zandt counties in East Texas. He is serving his second term in the Texas House of Representatives.

Rep. Andrew Murr, R-Kerrville, chair of the House General Investigating Committee, made the announcement on the Texas House Floor.

He said the committee vetted several complaints that claimed Slaton gave alcohol to underage interns and had sex with one 19-year-old intern.

The 16-page report on the investigation also alleged Slaton intimidated witnesses into being silent about the misconduct.

During his presentation, Murr reaffirmed the weight of this decision, which will be decided in the House next Tuesday.

“The expulsion of a fellow member is a level of punishment we don’t take lightly. It is not meant to punish the member. Rather, it is intended to protect the integrity and dignity of this legislative body and to provide accountability to everyone that works and serves in this building,” Murr said.

Slaton’s attorney issued a statement on his behalf last month once allegation rumors began to swirl, writing: “We are aware of the outrageous claims circulating online by second-tier media that make false claims against Representative Slaton. As a result, he has been advised to forward all inquiries in this matter — including any that may relate to a possible complaint — to his legal counsel.”

What will this mean for Texas politics?

This is reportedly the first time in 100 years that a House member could possibly be expelled from the legislature.

Harvey Kronberg has covered the Texas Capitol for QuorumReport.com for several decades and said this is an unfortunate but historic moment for the legislature.

“I’ve been doing this since 1989. And I’ve never seen anything of this order of magnitude,” Kronberg said.

Kronberg said this recommendation will likely raise more questions about the lawmaker’s conduct inside and outside the Capitol.

“It is, frankly, incredible that somebody who wears their religious beliefs on their sleeve would have committed these alleged act,” Kronberg said.

Two members of the Texas Freedom Caucus, a group of House representatives dedicated to historically conservative values, called for Slaton’s resignation last month. According to the Texas Tribune, that’s noteworthy because the caucus’ positions usually align with Slaton’s, although he isn’t a member and they have disagreed in the past.

Kronberg reaffirms the severity of the expulsion and that this recommendation would send a clear message to lawmakers.

“It should be fair warning to other legislators and lobbyists that there is both a public and a private consequence for being in any way outside the bounds of propriety,” Kronberg said.