Decision Expected Soon On Consequences For Baumgardner

Multiple outlets are reporting that a decision is expected soon on potential punishment for Colorado State Senator Randy Buamgardner, concerning recent sexual harassment allegations. Baumgardner is accused of grabbing the rear end of a woman while she was working as a legislative intern at the State Capitol in 2016. Baumgardner has denied any wrong doing, but a recent investigation by a third party investigator deemed the accusation credible. The top Republican in the Senate, President Kevin Grantham, said yesterday that he expects to reach a decision on whether or not Buamgardner will be disciplined by the end of the week. Grantham’s announcement follows last weeks call from Senate Democrats, for Baumgardner to resign from the Senate. Grantham decried the democrats call for Baumgardner’s resignation, accusing them of creating a partisan circus around the incident. Baumgardner faces a range of consequences from no action to expulsion. Colorado Legislature policies do not require Baumgardner’s penalty of to be made public and Grantham has previously refused to commit to doing so. However, Grantham indicated yesterday that he expects the final outcome will surface.

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