Michael Brodkorb, the former state Senate staffer who’s apparently planning to sue the Senate for being fired, met for coffee this morning with top Republican officials, news reports say.
But no one is saying what they talked about.
Republican Senate Majority Leader David Senjem confirmed the meeting, says the Star Tribune, but wouldn’t say what it entailed. Also at the meeting in a St. Paul coffee shop was Deputy Senate Majority Leader Julianne Ortman.
Senjem told MPR:
“We had a brief conversation. I can’t go any further than that because it’s a private conversation.”
Brodkorb wouldn’t comment, either.
Brodkorb was let go from his job in December and claims it was because of an affair he had with then-Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch. He’s filed a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and a federal lawsuit is expected.
The Senate already has agreed to pay $85,000 in legal bills it incurred before the lawsuit has even been filed.