Colorado Senators Face Sexual Harassment Charges
Colorado State Senators Jack Tate and Randy Baumgardner are being investigated after accusations of sexual harassment have been made public.
Radio station KUNC has reported that two former interns of the Senators have come forward with these claims.
Megan Creeden, former intern for Senator Baumgardner, reported that she repeatedly was pressured by the Senator to drink with him in private. She stated that she felt uncomfortable being alone with him, because she did not know Baumgardner.
As far as Senator Tate, an unnamed former intern is alleging that the Senator was inappropriate over a time period of almost three months in 2016. Those actions include leering at her, making comments about her clothes and had nudged her.
Unfortunately, these are not the only cases on record here in Colorado.
State Representatives Steve Rosenthal and Steve Lebsock have both been implicated in separate harassment incidents.
But, what exactly IS sexual harassment? Here is the legal definition:
"Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitutes sexual harassment when submission to or rejection of this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual's employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual's work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment."
With the explosion of allegations in Hollywood and now in politics, I am literally afraid to even talk to a woman anymore. I have an odd, sometimes dry sense of humor which someone could read anything they want into it. Now, I know right from wrong, but everybody perceives things differently. Especially, words.
I have a feeling that these allegations are far from being done. Pandora's Box may have just been cracked.