Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch, Republican, suddenly quit her post yesterday, and today accusations of an improper liaison between her and a Senate staffer have surfaced. This is interesting for several reasons.
For one, we may (or may not) be about to see the unraveling of the Republican hold on Minnesota politics over the next several months and into the next election. This can’t help the Republicans even though it is seemingly unrelated to their awful policies. The other reason is that it is usually Dood politicians that get snagged in this sort of situation, and in this case, it is not.
Details are still unclear.
Interim Senate Majority Leader Geoff Michel declined to provide details but said staffers came to senators within the past several weeks with allegations. When Senate leaders approached Koch late Wednesday, she neither admitted nor denied the allegations but mentioned resigning, Michel said.
Michel said nothing had been resolved before Koch’s sudden resignation Thursday.