Iowa Senate Leader Resigns After Footage Shows Him Kissing Lobbyist

Bill Dix resigned Monday afternoon, according to a statement from the Senate's president.
Posted at 3:59 PM, Mar 19, 2018

The majority leader of Iowa's Senate stepped down from his position after footage that appears to show him kissing a lobbyist was posted online.

Bill Dix resigned Monday afternoon, according to a statement from the Senate's president. 

The statement read, in part, "I believe he made the right decision for himself and for his district, but most importantly, I believe he made the decision in the best interest of his family."

The news came just hours after the Iowa Starting Line website published photos and video of what appears to be Dix, who is married, kissing the unnamed lobbyist at a Des Moines bar. An election to fill the vacant majority leader position will be held Wednesday.