Barbara Bartoletti, executive director of the New York State League of Women Voters said probing Lopez's activity and sanctioning him was the right move.
appeared at the Joint Commission
on Public Ethics meeting to discuss the matter, although JCOPE officials have not confirmed the meeting was about Lopez.
"This is a workplace issue," Bartoletti
"This is not acceptable in Albany."
Lopez was accused of a similar offense before, and Bartoletti
said it would have been optimal for his resignation then.
also questioned the use of "discretionary funds" allocated to legislators for settling lawsuits regarding sexual harassment.