IN Focus: More sexual misconduct allegations in politics


FAIRHOPE, AL – SEPTEMBER 25: Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Alabama, Roy Moore, speaks at a campaign rally on September 25, 2017 in Fairhope, Alabama. Moore is running in a primary runoff election against incumbent Luther Strange for the seat vacated when Jeff Sessions was appointed U.S. Attorney General by President Donald Trump. The runoff election is scheduled for September 26. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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Moments before leaving the White House for the Thanksgiving holiday, President Donald Trump commented on the ongoing controversy over Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore, seemingly coming to Moore's defense.

Meantime, other politicians continue to face scrutiny over new allegations, including Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), and Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX).

It's a conversation that is also happening in Statehouses around the country. Though no prominent Indiana politicians have yet to face any similar allegations in the midst of this ongoing national conversation, there is some talk of requiring lawmakers to undergo sexual harassment training.

House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) was asked if there might be any legislation next year requiring such training.

Bosma said, though it is not currently mandated, lawmakers are already given training on that topic when first sworn into office.

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