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Texas State Senators Accused Of Sexual Assault And Harassment

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Two members of the Texas State Senate are pushing back against allegations that they sexually assaulted and harassed women, according to a report published in The Daily Beast and further investigated by The Austin American-Statesman.

Last week The Daily Beast released their report, alleging that Democratic Senator Borris Miles forcibly kissed a journalist and asked a political consultant about her underwear.

Meanwhile, Democratic Senator Carlos Uresti is accused of commenting on the breasts of the same consultant and propositioning a legislative intern.

Senator Miles rejected the claims, saying he’s being targeted for smears because of his success in the Legislature. Both men are facing calls to resign.

The accusations come in the wake of a bombshell Texas Tribune report detailing a culture of sexual predation at the Texas Capitol in Austin.