Posted by | December 18, 2011 16:19 | Filed under: Top Stories

Amy Koch, Minnesota’s Senate Majority Leader, has quit that post after being confronted by fellow Republicans about an “inappropriate relationship” with a staff member. Koch was accused of being involved with a subordinate, although she neither confirmed nor denied it when confronted, but rather said,”I think I need to consider resigning.” (h/t Little Green Footballs)

Koch, 40, is married and has a teenage daughter. The day she resigned, she betrayed no hint of scandal. In an interview with the Star Tribune, she joked, laughed and brushed aside questions about whether her leadership had been threatened from inside her caucus.

“This was a decision about me looking to the next option. That’s what this is about,” Koch said. “It’s public service and it is not supposed to be forever.”

In all, her term lasted less than a year.

Koch was among those pushing an amendment to the state Constitution restricting marriage to a man and a woman to “protect the sanctity of marriage.”

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