December 14, 2017
The following is a statement from Sen. Watson regarding the sexual harassment policy in the Texas Senate:
That’s part of the reason I sent a letter to Senator Kolkhorst last month seeking a robust and thorough discussion about our internal sexual harassment policy and related laws. The Senate must create an effective means for reporting and investigating allegations as well as following through on those findings. It must happen now.
But in the absence of a meaningful mechanism to handle sexual harassment complaints, I’m not going to appoint myself the final arbiter of each claim. I will, however, continue to advocate for and focus on creating a process that empowers every victim to come forward and ensures that every complaint will be investigated and followed by appropriate consequences. Only then will we be able to guarantee accountability and give those working in the Texas Capitol the protections they deserve.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Kate Alexander, Office of Senator Kirk Watson: (512) 463-0114