Suspended California State Senator Tony Mendoza is suing the State Senate.
Mendoza claims his due process rights were violated when he was ousted before an investigation was completed into sexual harassment allegations against him.
The suit claims six other senators and eight other elected officials are also under investigation, but have not been suspended. The Los Angeles Democrat says he's being unfairly singled out by his former Sacramento roommate, fellow LA Democrat and Senate President Pro-Tem Kevin de Leon, because de Leon is afraid his connection to Mendoza will hurt his US Senate campaign.
The Sacramento Superior Court filing calls it a "Kafkaesque response" to the #MeToo movement.