Even though #Democrats have a supermajority, sex crime story focuses on #Republican

Screenshot 2018-02-03 at 08.30.29.pngEven though Democrats make up a super-majority in the California Legislature, Republican candidate for governor Travis Allen got top billing in the San Jose Mercury News‘ coverage of the capitol’s ongoing sex crimes.

In all at least six other current and former state lawmakers were accused of sexual harassment over the last decade, according to a batch of documents released by the Legislature on Friday.

In a reversal of longstanding policy, legislative leaders released over 100 pages of documents detailing harassment claims against 18 lawmakers and high-ranking staffers that its investigations found to have engaged in misconduct since 2006. The accusations range from inappropriate comments to groping to explicit emails.

The current lawmakers named in the heavily redacted records include Allen, R-Huntington Beach, Assemblywoman Autumn Burke, D-Inglewood, Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, and Sen. Tony Mendoza, D-Artesia, who is on leave pending an investigation into harassment complaints against him.

Also named are former Democratic Assemblymen Steve Fox and Raul Bocanegra and former Sen. Rod Wright.

And reporters at the Merc and East Bay Time wonder why hedge funds are disemboweling their papers.

 

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