ST. PAUL, MN Another Minnesota lawmaker is facing allegations of sexual harassment. Rep. Erin May Quade has accused Rep. Tony Cornish of sexual harassment and an unnamed woman accused him of making unwanted sexual advances towards her.
House Speaker Kurt Daudt issued a statement Thursday night saying he was suspending Cornish from his position as chair of the Public Safety Committee and initiating the House complaint investigation process.
Cornish has denied the accusations.
Meantime, DFL candidate Lindsey Port and Rep. Quade are accusing Sen. Dan Schoen of sexual harassment.
Statement from House Speaker Kurt Daudt :
"The allegations of sexual harassment against Rep. Tony Cornish are extremely troubling. I have shared the reports with the House Director of Human Resources as prescribed by our Policy against Discrimination and Harassment. In addition, I spoke with Rep. Cornish and told him that his reported actions were inappropriate and unacceptable as a member of our caucus and the Legislature.
“After consulting with the House Republican Executive Committee, I am suspending his chairmanship and have instructed the House's non-partisan HR department to begin their complaint process."
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