TUESDAY UPDATE: Lobbyist Holly Tarry has some parting words for the exiting Senate GOP majority, et al:
— Holly Tarry (@HollyTarry) December 18, 2018
Republican State Senator Randy “Boob Grabber” Baumgardner has announced his resignation from the legislature. Baumgardner’s departure seemed inevitable when Republicans announced their upcoming committee assignments, leaving the “Boob Grabber” off the list entirely.
Kyle Clark of 9News links to Baumgardner’s resignation letter and spells out pretty succinctly why this is happening now:
Colorado Senate Republicans had the power to shield Sen. Randy Baumgardner from expulsion over sexual harassment allegations last session. Not next year. And with that, Baumgardner announces he’s leaving. #copolitics #coleg #9NEWS pic.twitter.com/RTzYK6iNdK
— Kyle Clark (@KyleClark) December 18, 2018
Senate Republicans, who protected Baumgardner despite multiple credible accusations of sexual harassment, can attempt to wash their hands of the “Boob Grabber” on January 21. The putrid smell that has been stuck to the GOP for more than a year will be a lot harder to get rid of.