Montana Lawmaker Responds to Being ID’d in Investigation

HELENA, Mont. (AP) – A Montana lawmaker says his constitutional rights have been violated after he was identified as the subject of a harassment complaint by a female legislator.

Democratic Rep. Jonathan Windy Boy of Box Elder said in a statement Tuesday to The Associated Press that he hopes such vilification won’t happen again and that his legal team is advising him on the matter.

Windy Boy’s statement was his first public comment since the AP reported last month that a female lawmaker filed a complaint over text messages he sent her in 2017.

The AP obtained the investigative report that blacked out the names of the parties and recommended that lawmakers take action before the harassment happens again.

Former House Speaker Austin Knudsen and Senate President Scott Sales confirmed that Windy Boy was the subject of the complaint.

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