Minnesota Democrat State Senator Dan Schoen has been critical of President Trump and even accused him of being a sex harasser but now Schoen is resigning over harassment accusations against him.
A Republican State Rep named Tony Cornish is also stepping down.
The Star Tribune reports:
State Sen. Dan Schoen, Rep. Tony Cornish both to resign after harassment claims
A pair of Minnesota state lawmakers — one a DFL senator, the other a Republican representative — announced Tuesday that they will resign from office in the wake of sexual harassment allegations.
Word of the resignations of Sen. Dan Schoen and Rep. Tony Cornish came within two hours of each other Tuesday afternoon. It was a stunning sequence of events that vividly demonstrated a new awareness of what many political insiders say has been a long-standing tolerance of mistreatment of women who work at Minnesota’s Capitol. Both men had been under pressure from leaders of their respective parties to resign…
Schoen continued to deny wrongdoing. The St. Paul Park resident served two House terms starting in 2013 and joined the Senate at the beginning of this year. His lawyer, Paul Rogosheske, said Schoen felt he had little choice but to resign, adding that they plan to release information on Wednesday that would demonstrate Schoen’s innocence.
“He doesn’t feel he can be effective anymore,” Rogosheske told the Star Tribune. “And he doesn’t want to work in an environment like this.”
We’re in the process of a political purge, folks. Who will be next?