State Rep. Duane Hall is under increasing pressure from members of his own party to step down in the aftermath of an NC Policy Watch story that detailed five sources who described “persistent sexual innuendo from the three-term legislator and, in some cases, repeated, unwanted sexual overtures.”
Hall has denied the allegations.
Here’s what some of his colleagues and other political observers are saying in response on Twitter and Facebook:
Today, I formally add my name in support of my colleagues requesting Rep. Duane Hall to resign. Sexual Harassment has no place in the work force.
I look to a future where all individuals are valued and respected in the work place.
— Carla Cunningham (@CunninghamNCRep) March 8, 2018
I would like my voice added to those of my colleagues in the NC House asking Rep. Duane Hall to resign his seat. Hiring a Public Relations firm is not the answer. We can no longer tolerate the "Boys Will Be Boys" attitude anywhere in our public life.
— Rep. John Ager (@RepJohnAger) March 5, 2018
I sincerely hope that Rep. Hall has now concluded that he must step down. People expect more from us than this kind of conduct, and they should. #ncpol
— Sen. Jeff Jackson (@JeffJacksonNC) March 5, 2018
I am saddened by the circumstances surrounding Rep. Duane Hall and the women who have bravely spoken out. I have contacted Rep. Hall advising him it is time to think about the well being of the women involved, the Democratic Party and his Caucus.@DuaneHallNC must resign. #ncpol
— Susan Fisher (@SusanFisher114) March 3, 2018
Behavior that makes women feel assaulted, abused, or harassed, is never acceptable. This does not reflect our party's values. I stand with the majority of Democrats in saying there is no tolerance for Rep. Hall's behavior.@DuaneHallNC must resign. #ncpol
— Pricey Harrison (@priceyharrison) March 2, 2018
4 / My hope is that Rep. Hall will step down and use his time away from the General Assembly to self-reflect upon his actions, esp. from these women's perspectives, and learn from his inappropriate behavior.
— Sen. Jay Chaudhuri (@jay_chaudhuri) March 2, 2018
I admire the courage of the women who spoke about the sexual harassment they had to endure from @DuaneHallNC. It is time for him to deal with these accusations and resign. #ncga #ncpol #TimesUp https://t.co/rEu34su4b3
— Sen. Terry Van Duyn (@TerryVanDuynNC) March 2, 2018
— Deb Butler (@DebButlerHD18) March 3, 2018
I am deeply troubled and saddened about the reported harassing behaviors by my colleague Duane Hall. I call on him to resign because elected officials, regardless of political party, must be held to the highest standards, worthy of the public's trust.
— Rep. Cynthia Ball (@CynthiaforNC) March 1, 2018
Sexual harassment cannot be tolerated. I join Wayne Goodwin and Darren Jackson in calling for the resignation of Rep. Duane Hall. Public officials must be held to the highest standards of integrity in all circumstances. I believe Jessie White and the other accusers.
— Rep. Graig Meyer (@GraigMeyer) February 28, 2018
I urge Rep. Duane Hall to resign after reading the accounts of his alleged sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is a serious issue. Whether the offender is a Democrat or Republican, they need to be held accountable.
— Bobbie Richardson (@NCRepRichardson) March 1, 2018
I was disappointed to learn of the alleged sexual behavior of Rep. Duane Hall. Such behavior is unacceptable and should not be tolerated under any circumstance. If these allegations are true than he should consider resigning.
— Rep. Rosa Gill (@Rep_Rosa_Gill) March 1, 2018
— Rep. Grier Martin (@GrierMartin) February 28, 2018
— Brian Turner (@BrianTurnerNC) February 28, 2018
The kind of behavior described here is flat-out wrong. Regardless of party, we can’t accept our elected officials treating women this way. Speaking from personal experience, we should support victims, including Jessie. @DuaneHallNC should step aside. #ncpol #ncga https://t.co/kvk34h4uv8
— Rep. Chaz Beasley (@ChazBeasley) February 28, 2018
— YDNC (@ydnc) February 28, 2018
We are deeply troubled to learn about the allegations against Rep. Duane Hall and call on him to resign. This type of behavior is unacceptable regardless of political affiliation and will not be tolerated.
— Wake County Dems (@wakedems) February 28, 2018
The sexual misconduct allegations against @DuaneHallNC are awful. This kind of behavior is unacceptable for anyone. I used to be Duane’s constituent and know he has been a great advocate for progressive policies, but he should resign immediately. #ncpol
— Wes Tripp (@westrippnc) February 28, 2018
.@NC_Governor Roy Cooper joins those calling on @DuaneHallNC to step down. In a statement Cooper said: "These allegations are disturbing, and I believe he should resign. We must create a culture where harassment of any kind is unacceptable." #ncpol #ncga
— Jeff Tiberii (@j_tibs) February 28, 2018
It's time for Rep Duane Hall to resign and attone for his behavior. Full stop. Public leaders need to be held to a higher standard and survivors have to be believed. I join @WayneGoodwinNC @DarrenJNC @RoyCooperNC @GraigMeyer #ncpol
— Matt Hughes (@mghughesnc) March 1, 2018
In light of recent allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior and harassment, as a member of the Democratic National Committee, I also urge Representative Duane Hall resign from his position effective immediately.
— John Verdejo ?? (@JohnVerdejo) March 1, 2018
— Andy Specht (@AndySpecht) February 28, 2018
Statement on allegations surrounding Rep. Duane Hall pic.twitter.com/eFzP1L2AWW
— Terence J. Everitt (@TerenceEveritt) February 28, 2018
The allegations against @DuaneHallNC are as serious as they are disturbing. As a member of the DNC Committeeman from NC, I want Jessie White and any other woman to know that I believe her. https://t.co/i4XIKHYrUx
— Ray S. McKinnon (@raymackformeck) February 28, 2018
Read Billy Ball’s story: “Top Democrats call on Rep. Duane Hall to resign amid sexual misconduct allegations”