There have been at least a handful of formal sexual harassment complaints filed against Colorado lawmakers in recent weeks amidst a national wave of sexual harassment allegations, but beyond those it’s nearly impossible to tell how prevalent sexual harassment complaints are under Denver’s gold dome

Duran’s handling of this escapade and the very process that allowed for it happen are anything but acceptable, and we ask again that she step down as speaker. Regardless, the Legislature should immediately create an independent, non-political system to hear and act on sexual harassment complaints, and eventually, other ethical complaints as well