Koch Admits Relationship With Staffer, Apologizes
ST. PAUL (AP) — Recently resigned Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch is admitting she had a relationship with a Senate staffer but says she did not violate any laws or Senate rules.
Koch made her first public statement Wednesday since resigning the majority leader post last Thursday. She sent a written statement to reporters from a personal email account. A Senate Republican spokeswoman confirmed it came from Koch.
Koch says she made "mistakes and errors in judgment for which I am deeply sorry." She expressed regret and apologies to constituents, the Republican Party, fellow legislators, friends and her family.
Koch did not return a phone message seeking further comment. She said last week she would not seek reelection next year.
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