Florida Politics reports:
Sen. Joe Gruters, a Sarasota Republican, faces accusations from a male staffer of sexual harassment. Gruters, also the chair of the Republican Party of Florida, is meeting with party officials, including counsel Ben Gibson, about a sexual harassment investigation, sources tell Florida Politics. He is also meeting with his Senate staff, sources confirm.
Party leaders made clear they take the accusations seriously. “The Republican Party of Florida has a zero tolerance policy toward harassment of any kind,” said RPOF Executive Director Helen Aguirre Ferre. Gruters, formerly co-chair of President Donald Trump’s campaign in Florida, rose to state chair in 2018 and was reelected in January.
Read the full article. He and his wife have three children.
Florida senator & state Republican Party chair Joe Gruters, who helped organize buses to transport 1/6 insurrectionists, is now facing sexual harassment charges https://t.co/rQeNLnvdd0
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) July 20, 2021