Michael Brodkorb created a hostile work environment, Republican senator says

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Michael Brodkorb created a hostile work environment, according to a state senator
Michael Brodkorb created a hostile work environment months before he was fired in the wake of Amy Koch's resignation, a Republican state senator tells City Pages.

Brodkorb, the Republican Senate caucus' former communications director, was "abusive," "vicious," and "threatening," according to our source, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to potential litigation. The senator says "numerous" state legislators complained to former Majority Leader Amy Koch about Brodkorb.

"He was the ultimate hostile work environment, and what we couldn't figure out is why Koch wouldn't fire him," our source said. "She wouldn't take any action against him. Well, he was the guy we found out was in control."

Amy Koch wouldn't discipline her lover, says our source
When news of Koch's "inappropriate relationship" with a male staffer broke, interim Senate Majority Leader Geoff Michel held a press conference to discuss the potential conflict of interest Koch's relationship with her subordinate posed.

"There is no doubt that a manager cannot have such a relationship with someone they oversee, whose budget they oversee," Michel said.

Our source revealed that "numerous" Republican senators complained to Koch about Brodkorb's boorish behavior but it fell on deaf ears.

"They weren't addressed because of things we didn't realize," the source said. 

UPDATE: Brodkorb denies creating hostile work environment

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