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Sun Jul 12, 2020, 03:11 AM

Democrats accuse ex-Speaker, 'compatriots' of harassing House staffer on Twitter

Two Democratic lawmakers are calling on a former House speaker to put an end to the “cyberbullying” of a legislative aide.

In a statement sent to reporters Friday, House Minority Leader Crystal Quade of Springfield and Rep. Martha Stevens of Columbia accused former House Speaker Tim Jones (R) of harassing Stevens’ aide in tweets last year and coordinating with another Twitter user to continue this summer.

Quade and Stevens said they thought they took care of the problem last year after Jones accused the assistant, Madeline Friedmann, of operating a Twitter account criticizing him on taxpayer time.

They reached out to House administrators for help, they said, and Jones deleted the tweets.

Read more: https://www.news-leader.com/story/news/politics/2020/07/06/missouri-democrats-ex-house-speaker-tim-jones-stop-cyberbullying/5386459002/
(Springfield News-Leader)

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