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Bill Dix has resigned after kissing video released (READ THE LETTER)

Bill Dix has resigned after kissing video released (READ THE LETTER)

Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix quit after video of the tryst was posted on liberal blog Iowa Starting Line.

The Senate Republic Caucus will meet on Wednesday to elect a new leader.

Iowa Senate President Jack Whitver (R-Ankeny) told the newspaper that he was unaware of any relationship between Dix and the lobbyist, and he declined to comment on the video.

A prominent politician in the USA state of Iowa has resigned after he was caught appearing to kiss a lobbyist in a bar down the road from the State Capitol.

According to Iowa Starting Line's Pat Rynard, the photos and video were taken at the Waveland Tap in Des Moines on March 1.

Dix did not comment on the circumstances surrounding his resignation as majority leader and as state senator, though Republican Senate President Jack Whitver alluded to the website's allegations in a statement.

Gov. Kim Reynolds, meanwhile, told reporters during her weekly news conference before Dix resigned that she planned to discuss the matter with Dix on Monday.

The woman was identified as a lobbyist for Iowa League of Cities, an organization that seeks to sway legislation at the state Capitol.

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Sen. Charles Schneider, R-West Des Moines, filled in for Dix at the start of Monday's session and the majority leader did not make any public comments during the day's proceedings.

Dix had already been widely criticized by members of his own party for his handling of the sexual harassment problem in the Senate Republican caucus uncovered by a lawsuit brought by a former staffer. "Even if he doesn't ever say the words to her, it's just inherent in the power differential that he will always have an upper hand".

"This footage would suggest to me that the sexual harassment training was not effective, at least not for Mr. Dix", Carlson said.

Dix is married to his wife, Gerri and the couple has three children, Michael, Will and Libby.

'I believe he made the right decision for himself and for his district, but most importantly, I believe he made the decision in the best interest of his family, ' said Whitver about Dix. Iowans hold their elected officials to a high standard, and as elected officials, we have an obligation to lead'.

"I want to know the facts", Reynold said, according to the Des Moines Register.

Bill Dix talks about the Senate Republicans' efforts to address sexual harassment in their caucus on November 14. The lawsuit went to trial last summer, with Anderson awarded $1.75 million reported the dailymail.


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