Iowa Senate Republican leaders have never acknowledged that Kirsten Anderson faced sexual harassment, discrimination, and retaliation while working for the Senate GOP caucus.
They have stuck to the unconvincing story that Anderson lost her job (hours after she had submitted a written complaint about a hostile work environment) solely because of her writing skills.
They didn’t allow an independent investigation of the allegations Anderson raised in a lawsuit, which a Polk County jury unanimously found credible.
They aren’t releasing any findings from an internal investigation of those allegations.
They have ensured that the legislature’s new human resources director will report to Republican political appointees.
Yet they want us to take their word for it that harassment at the statehouse will not be tolerated.