Video appears to show Senate Majority leader Dix kissing lobbyist

Dix out: Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix resigns after video of him kissing a lobbyist surfaces

Iowa 'family values' Republican resigns after video shows him making out with a lobbyist at a bar

Neither Dix nor Senate President Jack Whitver, R-Ankeny, were immediately available for comment Monday, and most GOP senators declined to comment before the Senate convened its 1 p.m. regular session.

"Iowans hold their elected officials to a high standard, and as elected officials, we have an obligation to lead", she said.

Republican State Senator Amy Sinclair recently introduced a bill that would require Iowa's public colleges and universities to formally recognize and respect the right of student organizations to impose religious requirements for leadership positions, as well as banning so-called "free speech zones". "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".

It lasts about 52 seconds and shows Dix and the woman kissing. "I want to know the facts".

Sen. Charles Schneider, R-West Des Moines, filled in for Dix at the start of Monday's session and the majority leader did not make any public comments during the day's proceedings. "I'm extremely disappointed in what I'm hearing but until I have an opportunity to hear the story I'm not going to comment yet".

Shortly after, Dix drew criticism for backtracking from a joint announcement with the Iowa House Republicans that both chambers would hire a human resources director who would as, part of the position's duties, handle sexual harassment complaints.

Dix was elected to the Iowa Senate in 2010 before becoming a majority leader where he led the Senate Republican Caucus since 2013 before grabbing further power after GOP lawmakers took control of the chamber following the 2016 election. He represented Butler, Grundy, Hardin and Story counties.

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Dix is a third-generation farmer who was born and raised in Iowa.

"It's a disgrace to the majority party caucus".

I believe he made the right decision.

A married Republican senate leader with questionable tenure has resigned after video emerged showing him 'making out' with a woman in a bar.

Responding to the fracas, Senate Minority Leader Janet Petersen, a Des Moines Democrat, called the video a 'serious matter'.

Dix, who is married and has three children, is the majority leader of the Republican-controlled Iowa Senate.

Kim Reynolds was asked about the video in her Monday press conference. The people told the website they recognized Dix from media coverage of state politics, including a sexual harassment trial involving Senate Republicans.

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