Late last month, the Raleigh News & Observer and ProPublica published an investigative piece examining Senator Erica Smith’s claims that Smith’s fellow State Senators disrespected, bullied, and harassed her. While Sen. Smith names several Senators, lets narrow our attention to the Senator that large portions of Winston-Salem sent to the General Assembly. The very serious and well-substantiated allegations that the News & Observer/ProPublica made against Lowe are particularly offensive and unacceptable. It’s clear, Sen. Paul Lowe needs to resign immediately. THE CONFRONTATION
Sen. Sam Searcy’s witness statement, which was obtained by The News & Observer, describes a “verbal dispute” between Lowe and Smith.