Lawmaker: No plans to name higher-up who cited sexual favors
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island lawmaker says she has no plans to give state police the name of a more senior legislator who she said told her sexual favors would allow her bills to go further.
Democratic state Rep. Teresa Tanzi tells WPRI-TV on Friday that police have not asked for the person’s name and have not formally interviewed her about the matter.
Police and the attorney general’s office on Wednesday launched an inquiry after Tanzi told The Providence Journal that she had been sexually harassed at the Statehouse.
Tanzi says that she has no indication there’s an investigation and that police told her it’s up to her whether to pursue a complaint.
Tanzi says she’s instead focused on a task force announced after her revelation that’s looking at policy changes.