State lawmaker accuses CBS5 News and 3TV of harassment in strange interview

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Rep. Don Shooter. 5 Jan. 2018 (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 News) Rep. Don Shooter. 5 Jan. 2018 (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 News)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

Rep. Don Shooter, who is under investigation for sexual harassment, on Friday accused 3TV and CBS5 News of harassing him. 

[RELATED:Powerful lawmaker accused of sexual harassment at AZ State Capitol]

In a bizarre exchange, the Yuma Republican declined to comment about the open investigation in which numerous women, including a female lawmaker, have accused Shooter of sexual harassment and lewd conduct. 

The interview took a strange turn when Shooter was asked if the sexual harassment probe was a distraction for the Legislature, which kicks off its 2018 session on Monday. 

[RAW VIDEO: Rep. Don Shooter responds to questions about sexual harassment investigation]

"At a certain point you are the one that's harassing people," Shooter said. 

At that point, the Yuma lawmaker paced around the TV station's photographer while sticking his face inches away from the camera. 

The encounter happened at an event hosted by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce in which the press was invited. 

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Dennis WlechVeteran political reporter Dennis Welch is a well-respected political expert in Arizona.

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Before making the move to television, Welch wrote and edited for the Arizona Guardian, a highly influential online news site dedicated to Arizona politics and government where he served as owner and editor. During his Guardian days, Welch was a frequent guest on “Politics Unplugged” and has been a regular fixture on the state political landscape since 2005 appearing on numerous radio and television talk shows. “I am thrilled to start working with such a talented and dedicated staff of journalists,” said Welch. “This is a great opportunity to broaden the reach of my political coverage and tell stories that affect Arizona voters and their families.” With more than 13 years of experience under his belt, Welch’s arrival only strengthens 3TV’s commitment to providing first-rate political and government coverage across all platforms. When not covering politics, Welch is an avid runner and fronts a punk rock band that plays frequently throughout the Southwest and California. Welch is a well-respected political expert in Arizona and his addition means 3TV will provide a stronger, more robust political presence in Arizona. He joins 3TV from the Arizona Guardian, a highly influential online news site dedicated to Arizona politics and government where he served as owner and editor. During his Guardian days, Welch was a frequent guest on “Politics Unplugged” and has been a regular fixture on the state political landscape since 2005 appearing on numerous radio and television talk shows. “I am thrilled to start working with such a talented and dedicated staff of journalists,” said Welch. “This is a great opportunity to broaden the reach of my political coverage and tell stories that affect Arizona voters and their families.” With more than 13 years of experience under his belt, Welch’s arrival only strengthens 3TV’s commitment to providing first-rate political and government coverage across all platforms. When not covering politics, Welch is an avid runner and fronts a punk rock band that plays frequently throughout the Southwest and California.

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