In the course of reporting the story, “Rep. Rick Nolan’s legislative director left the office amid multiple sexual harassment accusations in 2015. Months later, he was hired by Nolan’s campaign,” multiple sources spoke about what they considered the congressman's outdated attitudes toward sexual harassment in the workplace. One source provided a recording of Nolan speaking about the “fragility” of white-collar women workers versus blue-collar ones during a meeting with his staff. Below, you can listen to that recording.
MinnPost contacted Nolan’s office to ask whether he stood by the comments, but received no response.