Committee report: Sen. Roach violated policy

State Sen. Pam Roach (R-rural Auburn) violated a Senate policy forbidding her to have direct contact with staff not long after she was allowed back into the GOP caucus last spring.

So says a report compiled by a subcommittee last summer to investigate incidents that involved Roach, who had been kicked out of her caucus three years ago on the heels of accusations that she had been mistreating staff.

As reported by the Associated Press, the recent report says Roach verbally attacked a Senate Republican staffer whose job was to uphold sanctions that were to prevent her from having direct contact with staff.

Roach said she could only speculate on what the committee was referencing as she had not seen the report.

"I still have not seen it, nobody has transmitted anything to me, nothing," Roach said Tuesday. "I have no written material at all. ... It's hard to believe that this is what's happening in the Washington State Senate. It allows people to be kicked around without any recourse."

The sanctions were lifted Tuesday afternoon.

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