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Sexual Misconduct Allegations Spur Resignation of CA Dem Party Chair

California Democratic Party chair Eric Bauman – a kingmaker in the Golden State’s politics – resigned Thursday in the wake of several claims of sexual misconduct made against him. According to the Los Angeles Times, 10 party staff members and political activists claimed Bulgar made vulgar sexual comments as well as unwanted advances and acts of intimidation at party events and professional settings. In a statement to the LA Times, Bauman said, “I have made the realization that in order for those to whom I may have caused pain and who need to heal, for my own health, and in the best interest of the party that I love and to which I have dedicated myself for more than 25 years, it is in everyone’s best interest for me to resign my position as chair of the California Democratic Party.” Where’s Kamala Harris?

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

On Thursday. the head of the California Democratic Party resigned after there were multiple claims of sexual misconduct made against him. Eric Bauman released a statement to the Los Angeles Times that said, “I have made the realization that in order for those to whom I may have caused pain and who need to heal, for my own health, and in the best interest of the party that I love and to which I have dedicated myself for more than 25 years, it is in everyone’s best interest for me to resign my position as chair of the California Democratic Party.”

According to The Sacramento Bee, “One of Bauman’s deputies, Daraka Larimore-Hall, initiated the process to remove him last week after hearing from individuals who said Bauman had sexually harassed and assaulted them at party events. By Monday, the party had launched an investigation into the complaints and Bauman took a leave of absence.”

On Wednesday, the Los Angeles Times reported that 10 party staff members and political activists reported Bauman had made vulgar sexual comments and participated in unwanted touching or physical intimidation in professional settings.

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