Although Carlos Uresti has no plans to step down from his role as senator, the current allegations against him along with the criminal convictions he now has on his record imply that things may be looking a little dim for his career.  Just last week, Uresti was convicted on 11 felony charges and now faces a separate bribery trial that is set for May, according to The Daily Beast. To make matters worse, two more women aside from the several that spoke out on the issue in December, have come forward alleging that the Texas senator sexually harassed them.

One woman told the source that “the career politician was “one of the worst” offenders in the notoriously sexist legislature.” She said that he would “check her out all the time” and give her inappropriate hugs. She stated that he would even put his hands on her and “ogle” her. After seeing and experiencing his inappropriate behavior, she decided to avoid Uresti at all costs. If he got into an elevator, she refused to get in the same elevator with him. If members were going to dinner and she was made aware that he was going to be there, she would relieve herself from going.

One young reporter who came forward a few months back stated that Uresti “put his hands on her thighs and “put his tongue down my throat.” Another woman, Jenn Cervella, who worked as the data director of the state Democratic Party, mentioned that she first met Uresti at a political event she was staffing in 2015. Upon being introduced, Uresti replied with “Damn, girl-you’re in trouble.” She said he then spun her around “so he could see what I looked like from behind.” After Uresti managed to catch a 360-view of Cervella, she claims she felt like she was frozen and “had no ability to say anything.”

Although Uresti’s staff later apologized to Cervella, she believes that “his refusal to step down is a testament to his lack of respect for the institution of the Texas Legislature and the women who work to keep in running.” And despite requests from fellow lawmakers and the Texas Senate Democratic Caucus asking Uresti step down, the lawmaker has chosen to deny these allegations which is likely why he won’t act accordingly by giving up his seat. It has also been noted that Uresti has already been stripped of all committee assignment by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick.

In the event Uresti refuses to resign, “the Senate can expel him with a two-thirds vote, but members reportedly haven’t yet floated that option.” Although that might be a hard decision as these lawmakers have all worked closely together, when a person commits an act of sexual harassment or breaks a law, consequences must be rendered. And for many, one of those consequences should be for him to resign seeing that a person of that nature shouldn’t hold such a high standing position that allows him to contribute to making and mandating rules.

For now, only time will tell what is to come of Uresti’s career and if further action will be taken by the women he sexually harassed.

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