Transcripts Say Sanborn Made Frequent Sexual References, Comments on Female Staffer's Appearance

Aug 18, 2018

A transcript released Friday by the NH Department of Justice included an interview with a State House staffer who described Sen. Andy Sanborn as making regular sexually charged comments.
Credit NH DOJ


A former state Senate staffer told investigators that sexual comments “just roll off the tip of [the] tongue" of Republican State Senator and congressional candidate Andy Sanborn.

That’s according to transcripts released by the Attorney General’s office late Friday.  

The transcripts are from interviews that investigators conducted in connection with a review of how Senate staff handled another sexually-charged remark Sanborn made to a male State House intern in 2013.

State Sen. Andy Sanborn is running for New Hampshire's First Congressional District.

In her interview with investigators earlier this year, the female staffer, who worked in Sanborn's Senate office, said he made frequent  comments about her appearance, sometimes telling her she looked “hot.” 

The staffer said she never told Sanborn to stop, but she did stop letting him close the door to their office. She also said she changed the way she dressed around Sanborn.

In a separate transcript, former State Senator and GOP chairwoman Jeannie Forrester told investigators she encouraged the aide to inform Senate leaders of Sanborn's remarks.

This is just the latest revelation about Sanborn ‘s behavior at the State House. Earlier transcripts detail a crude sexual comment made to a male State House intern.

Sanborn was cleared of formal wrongdoing in the probe of a possible hush money paid to that male intern. 

Sanborn has dismissed concerns over his behavior as a controversy manufactured by his political enemies in the “establishment.”

Sanborn’s rival in the GOP primary for the first congressional district, Eddie Edwards, has made an issue of Sanborn’s character. This week Edwards refused to pledge to support Sanborn if he won the Republican primary. He cited Sanborn’s “incredibly inappropriate actions.”