For Immediate Release
September 26, 2018
Round Rock, TX -- Yesterday, the Austin American-Statesman reported, “The University of Texas is investigating an allegation that state Sen. Charles Schwertner sent a sexually explicit image and text message to a graduate student he met at an on-campus event this summer...”
Texas Senate District 5 Democratic Nominee Meg Walsh issued the following statement:
“Women must feel safe in schools, work, at home and the Texas Capitol. Women must believed and heard when these incidents occur, no matter if the offender is a boss, friend, U.S. Supreme Court nominee or Texas State Senator.
“If these allegations are true, Senator Schwertner is unfit to serve in office. These serious allegations deserve a full and thorough investigation.
“Like most Texas women, I have dealt with workplace harassment throughout my career. Those experiences drove me to volunteer for six years at the Williamson County Crisis Center for survivors of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence. As Senator, I’ll never stop fighting so that women and every single person is treated with the respect they deserve.”