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March 13, 2018DES MOINES, Iowa |  By: AP

Iowa Senate Majority Leader resigns

The top leader in the Iowa Senate has resigned after a video posted on a liberal news website purportedly showed him kissing a statehouse lobbyist.

Senate Republicans released a statement yesterday announcing that Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix was resigning effective at 2 p.m. yesterday from his leadership post and as a state senator. Republicans in the GOP-controlled chamber plan to elect a new majority leader tomorrow.

The incident caps a swift response from Republicans in the chamber after the liberal website Iowa Starting Line published video and photos showing Dix and a woman together at a bar. The video shows the two kiss.

The website says the incident was recorded March 1.