Reynolds On Harassment

Governor Kim Reynolds says it’s clear state senators and their staff need better training to understand what conduct is acceptable in the Iowa Senate.

A report released Friday after interviews with staff who work for Senate Republicans indicated there is confusion over what a “zero tolerance” policy on sexual harassment means.

“It seems pretty self-explanatory that zero tolerance is zero tolerance,” Reynolds told reporters. “…Some people said: ‘Well, I don’t know if we need to do training.’ Well, evidently it’s important that we’re all clear and we all have an understanding of what is expected and what will not be tolerated and so, just from that perspective alone, I think it’s really important that we take a look at making sure we’re providing the right training and that people understand what the expectations are.”