BOSTON — The Latest on the release of an ethics report on former Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg (all times local):
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and Attorney General Maura Healey are calling on former Senate President Stan Rosenberg to immediately resign his seat after an ethics investigation found he showed a lack of judgment and leadership in dealing with his husband, who's facing sexual misconduct charges.
The 77-page report released Wednesday says Rosenberg "failed to protect the Senate" from Bryon Hefner.
The report concludes that while Rosenberg didn't violate any formal Senate rules, he violated Senate policies by giving Hefner "unfettered access" to his Senate email account.
Rosenberg, an Amherst Democrat, stepped down as Senate leader in December, but remains in the chamber.
Baker, a Republican, says Rosenberg should resign for the "good of the institution," and his constituents.
Democrat Healey says it's clear Rosenberg cannot continue to serve in the Senate.
Rosenberg hasn't commented on the report.
An ethics investigation into Massachusetts' former Senate president has found he "failed to protect the Senate" from his husband, who's accused of sexual abuse and harassment.
The Senate Ethics Committee said in the report released Wednesday that President Stan Rosenberg did not violate any formal Senate rule, but showed "a significant failure of judgment and leadership."
The investigation began after allegations that Rosenberg's husband, Bryon Hefner, sexually abused or harassed several men.
Hefner has since been indicted on charges including sexual assault. He has pleaded not guilty and his lawyer says he will defend himself in court.
The ethics report does not call for any specific sanctions against Rosenberg, but recommends that he not serve in a position of leadership in the body in the immediate future.