Here’s what Capital Fax reports House Minority Leader Jim Durkin told the publication today about State Rep. Steve Reick:
“We asked House GOP Leader Jim Durkin’s office about Reick’s response.
“A spokeswoman released a ‘clarifying statemen’ from Reick:
‘There’s a problem with the culture in Springfield.
‘How has harassment been allowed to thrive for so long without any real attempts to address it?
‘My fear is, and what I failed to clearly articulate, is that training won’t be enough to truly shock the system.
‘I feel very strongly that those who have committed these acts through the years should be called out by name and forced to deal with their actions.
‘Until then, I remain concerned that efforts to end harassment will fall short.
‘I will support the proposed legislation, participate in any training it prescribes and will do my part to end the culture of harassment that’s existed for far too long in and around the Capitol.’”