In the wake of multiple reports about physical assault and sexual harassment at a women’s shelter by Republican State Senator Tom Wright, the Florida Democratic Party has issued the following statement:
“The reports coming out of Volusia County are damning,” said FDP Chair Nikki Fried. “There is no excuse for Senator Wright to lay a hand on anyone, much less a woman working to protect her clients at a shelter for abused women. And the additional reports about his prior attempts to flirt with young clients at that same shelter — involving discussions of prostitution and offers of expensive trips — are truly sickening.
“This is yet another example of a powerful man using that power to manipulate women — a problem that seems pervasive in today’s Republican Party.
“We demand that President Passidomo conduct a full and transparent investigation into Senator Wright’s actions — the women of Florida deserve nothing less.”