Wolf Calls for Leach to Resign in Wake of Sexual Harassment Allegations
“This disturbing behavior is absolutely unacceptable. Senator Leach should resign,” Wolf told the Inquirer.
The Inquirer reported earlier Sunday that ex-staffers accused Leach of touching them inappropriately and crossing the line with sexual remarks.
“While he has been a leader on important policy issues, this conduct cannot be excused. As I have said previously, this is not a partisan issue. The lack of adequate structure for victims to report this type of behavior and feel protected is inexcusable, and underscores that Harrisburg’s culture must change,” Wolf added.
Leach’s lawyer did not return a request from the Inquirer for response.
Delaware County Democratic Committee Chair David Landau also called for Leach to suspend his Congressional campaign.
“I am profoundly disturbed and disappointed in Senator Leach’s conduct. Senator Leach has been an outstanding legislator, a tireless fighter for progressive causes and staunch supporter of the Delaware County Democratic Party. But none of that can excuse his inappropriate conduct and the toxic environment he created. He should immediately suspend his congressional campaign,” Landau said in a statement.