US Lawmaker Resigns After Video of Him Kissing Lobbyist Surfaces

US Lawmaker Resigns After Video of Him Kissing Lobbyist Surfaces

US Lawmaker Resigns After Video of Him Kissing Lobbyist Surfaces

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

Iowa Starting Line reports the video was provided by people who witnessed Dix's interactions with the lobbyist at the Waveland Tap bar on March 1st.

Sen. Bill Dix, the leader of Iowa's GOP-controlled state Senate, abruptly announced his resignation effective immediately after meeting with Republican colleagues around 1 p.m.

Bill Dix making out video: Mystery blonde lobbyist identity kept under wraps (for now).


When asked by HO TV if Dix should resign, given that the lobbyist - who worked for municipality groups - could represent professional interests that come before Dix in the senate, Reynolds responded, "I think Iowans hold their elected officials to a high standard".

Footage shows the 55 year old conservative lawmaker in an "intimate" repose with the mystery blonde woman, before the woman and married politician kiss on the lips.

It's unclear whether Lindsey McCune remains a registered lobbyist for the League of Cities.

Robert L. Palmer, director of government affairs and legislative counsel for the organization, said in an email to AP: "We are taking what we believe are appropriate actions, but because this is a personnel matter we can not comment further". An election to fill Dix's spot in the Republican-controlled chamber will take place Wednesday.

But by early afternoon, Dix had made the decision to end his Senate stay in the final year of his second term. Kirsten Anderson was initially awarded $2.2 million in a wrongful-termination suit when she was sacked just hours after filing the allegations in 2013.

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) is set to meet with Nix on Monday. He was later elected to the Iowa Senate in 2010, where he served as minority leader for several years. Some called for Dix's resignation over the Senate's treatment of the case, which was settled for $1.75 million and resulted in the creation of a human resources manager position to handle harassment complaints down the road.

The incident led to Senator Dix coming under scrutiny for his role in firing Anderson hours after she reported a toxic work environment, with the lawmaker continuing to insist firing the staffer exclusively for job performance reasons.

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