Zepnick: When somebody says they're harmed it doesn't matter if I intended it or it was unintended or whether I remember it or don't remember it or I was sober or drinking, they deserve an apology when they ask for that.
Benson: Is there any reason to believe that you're concerned that others will come forward as well?
Zepnick: I have no reason to believe that.
Zepnick says he's been separated from his wife since 2014. He doesn't have any kids.
The Milwaukee Democrat says both situations happened when he was in the throes of alcoholism. In 2015 he was arrested for drunk driving. He says he has been sober for two years.
Benson: Are you using that as an excuse in this situation?
Benson: She may be listening, what would you say to her?
Zepnick: I would've never done that if I had exercised better judgment and not been drinking, I would never intend to harm her or cause her any distress or hardship and that I would want to be able to apologize to her in person.
Zepnick says his future should ultimately be left up to the voters. If he runs again, he would be up for re-election next year.
Both the Assembly and Senate have policies banning sexual harassment, defined as any unwelcome sexual advances. According to the Cap Times both chambers are looking into adding new training for lawmakers and employees.