Montana lawmaker responds to being ID’d in investigation

A Montana lawmaker says his constitutional rights have been violated after he was identified as the subject of a harassment complaint by a female legislator.

Democratic Rep. Jonathan Windy Boy of Box Elder said in a statement Tuesday to the Havre Daily News that he hopes such vilification won’t happen again and that his legal team is advising him on the matter.

Windy Boy’s statement was his first public comment since The Associated Press reported last month that a female lawmaker filed a complaint over text messages he sent her in 2017.