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Ill. Rep Resigns Amid Nude Photo Scandal

August 02, 2018 - 8:55 am

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - An Illinois House lawmaker has resigned amid allegations that he posted nude photos of an ex-girlfriend on Instagram.

Republican State Representative Nick Sauer resigned after a report alleged he up the account under her name to solicit sexual conversations with other men. Governor Bruce Rauner says resignation was the right move and blamed Democrat House Speaker Mike Madigan for allowing a culture of sexual harassment in the chamber.

"People all around him have had to resign because they’ve been caught. That’s clear is Madigan has hidden accusations, he has pushed back about those who would come forward, and his lieutenants have threatened individuals. He’s created a culture of harassment and hiding the harassment,” Rauner says.

The 35-year-old Sauer is a member of the House Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Task Force. He’s no longer seeking reelection.