Sen. Gene Davis, D-Salt Lake City, speaks at the Capitol in Salt Lake City on March 3, 2022. Davis has been placed on temporary leave after a former intern alleged in a social media post that he sexually harassed her during this year’s legislative session.

Mengshin Lin, Deseret News

Longtime Utah state Sen. Gene Davis is under investigation by the Senate after a social media post from a former intern alleged he sexually harassed her during this year’s legislative session.

“The entire Senate and I take these comments seriously. After reviewing recommendations from the legislative general counsel and human resource administrator, I have directed an independent investigation be initiated to evaluate these allegations,” Senate President Stuart Adams said in a statement Friday.

He added that the Senate “condemns and does not tolerate workplace harassment. It has no place in any political, professional or personal setting.”

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