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Iowa Senate Majority Leader resigns following video of him kissing lobbyist surfaces

Bill Dix Bill Dix
Sammy Stanley | 13 March, 2018, 12:17

Neither Dix nor Senate President Jack Whitver, R-Ankeny, were immediately available for comment Monday, and most GOP senators declined to comment before the Senate convened its 1 p.m. regular session.

"I look forward to working with new leadership in the Senate on behalf of Iowans". "I don't know all of the facts".

An election to fill Dix's position of Iowa Senate Majority Leader will be held on Wednesday, Whitver said.

A married Republican senate leader with questionable tenure has resigned after video emerged showing him 'making out' with a woman in a bar.

Katie Ervin Carlson, an attorney in Iowa who handles sexual harassment and employee rights lawsuits, told the website prior to Dix's resignation that the sexual harassment training given to legislators and staffers after the settlement was awarded to the former GOP staffer last September apparently didn't work.

Neither Dix nor the lobbyist responded to requests for comment from The Associated Press or WHO TV.

Senate File 2344 was introduced in the wake of an incident at the University of Iowa, where a university recognized student group called Business Leaders in Christ (BLinC) was stripped of its recognized status after a student had accused BLinC of denying him a leadership position because he is "openly gay". "I'm extremely disappointed with what I'm hearing, but until I have an opportunity to hear the story, I'm not going to comment".

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His friend McDaniel, also 26, was on a trip to visit his longtime friend.The two both attended Bishop Lynch High School together. The New York Post reported that witnesses saw the pilot escape the helicopter as other passengers were trapped inside.

Anderson was sacked hours after filing a sexual harassment report. An internal report later revealed senators made "sexually suggestive comments" or discussed "sexual preferences" on the chamber floor in recent years, and staff members in the Republican Senate office were unlikely to report misconduct because of fear of retaliation.

A year ago she was awarded a $2.1 million settlement for wrongful dismissal.

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Democrats in the Iowa Senate argue that a proposed campus free speech bill would create "legalized" discrimination and serve to limit, rather than encourage, free speech.

Dix released findings of an investigation into Senate culture earlier this year that led to the creation of a human resources manager overseeing legislative culture. He became majority leader after GOP lawmakers took control of the chamber following the 2016 election.

After Dix's resignation, GOP Gov. Kim Reynolds said in a statement: 'I believe he made the right decision in stepping down.

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