Another Complaint Filed Against Baumgardner

A third formal complaint has been filed against Colorado State Senator Randy Baumgardner, according to the public radio station KUNC. The new complaint does not allege that Baumgartner committed sexual harassment, but accuses him of creating a hostile work environment. The unidentified male staffer alleges that Baumgardner’s treatment of a female staff worker during the 2016 legislative session made it difficult to do his job. Baumgardner did not comment on the new allegations, but has previously denied any wrong doing related to two sexual harassment complaints that have been filed against him, and has said that an investigation which determined one of those complaints to be credible was biased and unfair. However, after the investigation was completed, Baumgardner did voluntarily resign his chairmanship of the Senate Transportation Committee and agreed to complete sensitivity training. These steps were not enough to prevent a number of groups to call for Baumgardner’s resignation, with state senate Democrats, the Denver Post Editorial board and the Steamboat Today Editorial Board all calling for him to resign in the last month.

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