Statement on Nate Bolton Sexual Harrassment Allegations

May 23, 2018

This kind of behavior has been tolerated and excused for far too long. The behavior alleged by these brave women is not suitable for the leader of our state, our country, or anyone who wants to participate contemporary society. Whether you’re in a boardroom or in a bar, women’s bodies and personal space are their own.

Additionally, I won’t tolerate sexual harassment inside or outside my company — and we should hold the entire Democratic ticket to the same standard. Employees, investors, contractors, customers and everyone interacting with my company are subject to a zero-tolerance policy for sexual harassment.

The Iowa Senate should launch an immediate investigation into the pattern alleged by the Des Moines Register. For this to be the teachable moment the Senator desires, we as a country, a state, a community, must be clear that you don’t get to act this way and still be a Governor or a State Senator. It is unacceptable at any age and in any role. There will be consequences to this behavior. In this case, those consequences are that Senator Bolton must immediately drop out of the race for Governor and immediately resign his Senate seat.

Eddie J. Mauro

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