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Top GOP lawmaker expected to take action on sexual harassment complaint against Sen. Randy Baumgardner

The Denver Post

State Sen. Randy Baumgardner, a Republican from Hot Sulphur Springs, has been formally accused of sexual harassment.

Senate President Kevin Grantham, the top Republican in the Colorado legislature, said Monday he expects to make a decision by the end of the week on whether to discipline a fellow GOP lawmaker after a sexual harassment complaint.

The movement follows a week when Grantham faced significant pressure to take action against state Sen. Randy Baumgardner, of Hot Sulphur Springs, who faces a substantiated complaint that he slapped and grabbed the buttocks of a legislative aide multiple times during the 2016 legislative session.

Five Colorado lawmakers have faced complaints involving sexual harassment in recent months as part of a scandal that is escalating partisanship at the Capitol.

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