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Transcripts suggest second inappropriate comment by N.H. Sen. Andy Sanborn

  • Sen. Andy Sanborn and Rep. Frank Edelblut meets with the Hancock select board. Benji Rosen / Monadnock Ledger-Transcript


Associated Press
Thursday, July 12, 2018

Newly released documents suggest a New Hampshire state senator accused of making an inappropriate comment about a female staffer was not allowed to have an aide assigned to his office until he agreed to complete sexual harassment training.

The attorney general’s office recently cleared Bedford Republican Andy Sanborn of allegations that a Senate intern was paid to keep quiet about an inappropriate comment Sanborn made to him. This week, the office released interview transcripts in which Sanborn was accused of making a second inappropriate comment. Another senator said Sanborn initially refused to complete the training, and that may be why he went for a period without an assigned aide.

Sanborn, who is running for Congress, called the matter a political witch hunt and told NHPR he never violated any policies.