A top Iowa lawmaker resigned Monday after the publication of a video showing him kissing a female lobbyist at a Des Moines bar earlier this month.
According to Iowa Starting Line, the patron who captured the video recognized Dix from media reports.
Bill Dix making out video: Mystery blonde lobbyist identity kept under wraps (for now).
"I not only sponsored and voted for this amendment, but I was a leader who helped shepard (sic) this amendment through the Iowa House", Dix boasted in 2006, when he ran unsuccessfully for Iowa's 1st Congressional District seat.
The website did not identify the woman shown in the video but described her "as a lobbyist for various municipality groups".
State Sen. Rob Hogg confirmed to KCCI that the lobbyist in the video is Lindsey McCune.
Robert L. Palmer, director of government affairs and legislative counsel for the organization, said in an email to AP: 'We are taking what we believe are appropriate actions, but because this is a personnel matter we can not comment further'.
The Senate Republic Caucus will meet on Wednesday to elect a new leader.
Gov. Kim Reynolds met with Dix this afternoon after telling Des Moines' WHO TV she was "disappointed" after initially hearing the news.
According to multiple reports from Des Moines-area outlets, Republicans held the closed-door meeting, and after the meeting, Whitver released a statement about Dix's resignation. Kirsten Anderson was initially awarded $2.2 million in a wrongful-termination suit when she was sacked just hours after filing the allegations in 2013.
He previously served in the Iowa House for five terms and was elected to the Iowa Senate in 2010 and became majority leader after the 2016 election.
Dix had already been widely criticized by members of his own party for his handling of the sexual harassment problem in the Senate Republican caucus uncovered by a lawsuit brought by a former staffer. He represented Butler, Grundy, Hardin and Story counties.
Bill Dix talks about the Senate Republicans' efforts to address sexual harassment in their caucus on November 14.