Another Minnesota lawmaker accused of sexual harassment

Minnesota State Capitol autumn 2017

Minnesota State Capitol autumn 2017

Cornish said that string of text messages is not an accurate representation of their conversation.

On Saturday, House Speaker Kurt Daudt sent a letter to Minority Leader Melissa Hortman in which he says that the two agreed to hire an outside firm to investigate the allegations against Cornish. Cornish said he and the lobbyist were planning a romantic relationship, and the allegations are false. He denied other allegations that he propositioned a lobbyist.

The letter says the investigation was recommended by the non-partisan human resources department. She doesn't mention Cornish by name or call on him to resign.

State Representative Tony Cornish has been suspended as chair of the Public Safety Committee amid sexual harassment allegations.

Current House Speaker Kurt Daudt, R-Zimmerman, has said no specific complaint about Cornish had been brought to his attention prior to the accounts published Thursday. Dan Schoen, Carnahan called for Schoen to step down.

"I know what sexual harassment is and I didn't consider this any part of it as you can see as you can see in the text ring when we joked back and forth", said Cornish.

"During my tenure as Speaker of the House, in response to second-hand rumors at the State Capitol, I had a private meeting with Rep". In a statement Friday, he said he warned Cornish "in the strongest possible terms" that sexual harassment wouldn't be tolerated and a complaint would result in discipline. Zellers now says he thinks Cornish should resign. A day before Zellers issued his statement, he told Minnesota Public Radio that legislative leaders had never spoken to him about his conduct.

Cornish did not return repeated calls for comment after Zellers' statement on Friday.

He was also accused of sending an inappropriate text to Rep. Erin Maye Quade, a Democrat from Apple Valley; Cornish has said it was misinterpreted attempt at humor.

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