Iowa Senate leader resigns after video shows him kissing lobbyist

  • Iowa Senate leader resigns after video shows him kissing lobbyist

Iowa Senate leader resigns after video shows him kissing lobbyist

Dix, a Republican from Shell Rock, is married with three children.

"With what little I know, I'm certainly disappointed in what I'm hearing", Reynolds told reporters.

The woman was not identified by Starting Line aside from stating she was 'a lobbyist for various municipality groups'. She said she hoped her conversation with Dix later would provide her with additional facts.

Neither Dix nor the lobbyist responded to requests for comment from The Associated Press or WHO TV. "Liberal activist judges are threatening our family values and you can count on me to be a leader in Congress who will stand up to them and work to pass this amendment to the United States Constitution".

The incident caps a swift response from Senate Republicans after Iowa Starting Line posted video and photos on Monday showing Dix and the woman sitting together at a Des Moines bar. I want to know the facts. He served in the Iowa House for 10 years, then left in 2006 for a failed congressional run.

'Because this involves Senator Dix and a lobbyist, there will be questions about the impact of this relationship on legislation, ' she said in a statement.

Senate Democrats released a statement calling the incident a "serious matter". She recently won a $1.75 million settlement from the state. In Nov., he held a rambling press conference in which he claimed that a report prepared by the Senate staff showed that harassment was no longer a problem in the Republican caucus.

An internal report later revealed senators made 'sexually suggestive comments' or discussed 'sexual preferences' on the chamber floor in recent years, and staff members in the Republican Senate office were unlikely to report misconduct because of fear of retaliation.

Bill Dix talks about the Senate Republicans' efforts to address sexual harassment in their caucus on November 14.

The Iowa Senate's Democratic minority pledged that it will get to the bottom of Dix's make out session, pointing out that it might have political consequences.

According to information on, Dix has been in the Iowa Legislature since 1996 when he was elected to the Iowa House of Representatives.

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds plans to meet with the state Senate's top leader after a website posted photos and video allegedly showing the married Republican kissing a statehouse lobbyist.