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Colorado Senate Democrats demand Republican lawmaker resign after sexual harassment claim found credible

John Frank The Denver Post

Randy Baumgardner pictured in 2012.

In an unusual move Thursday, Colorado Senate Democrats in one voice called for the resignation of a Republican lawmaker accused of sexual harassment.

The public outcry comes more than a week after the chamber's Republican leadership learned that an outside investigation found credible evidence to support a complaint in which state Sen. Randy Baumgardner, the former minority leader, is accused of slapping and grabbing the buttocks of a legislative aide multiple times during the 2016 legislative session.

The 16-member Democratic caucus — which represents the minority in the 35-member chamber — issued a joint statement that took aim at Senate President Kevin Grantham for delaying action on whether to punish Baumgardner, a chairman of two committees who represents northwestern Colorado.

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