STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

State senator from Roseburg accused of inappropriate touching

Senate President Peter Courtney stripped Republican Senator Jeff Kruse of all his committee assignments.

Posted: Oct 23, 2017 6:10 PM
Updated: Oct 23, 2017 6:10 PM

SALEM, Ore. – An Oregon senator from Roseburg is being accused of inappropriate touching in the Capitol.

According to The Oregonian, Senate President Peter Courtney stripped Republican Senator Jeff Kruse of all his committee assignments on Friday.

He said this is because of "ongoing workplace issues." The senate president goes on to call the discipline of Kruse “unprecedented.”

This after Senator Sara Gelser of Corvallis took to Twitter and said she had been subject to inappropriate touching by at least one Senate Republican.

Kruse is denying the claims.

Eugene
Partly Cloudy
63° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 63°
Corvallis
Partly Cloudy
62° wxIcon
Hi: 60° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 62°
Roseburg
Partly Cloudy
60° wxIcon
Hi: 61° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 60°
North Bend
Cloudy
54° wxIcon
Hi: 61° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 54°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events