With all of the hullabaloo last week, it was easy to miss the request by state Senate President Kevin Grantham to the Denver District Attorney Beth McCann to investigate any instances of sexual misconduct by members of the Senate. It was even easier to miss her bizarre response, in which she said she does not have jurisdiction over “workplace policies.”

Here’s an excerpt from the letter:

But, wait a minute, if women are complaining that someone’s hand lingered too long on their back or waist, isn’t that assault? Hyperbole aside, by McCann’s reasoning, the police should not have intervened in the 2015 San Bernardino shooting, which happened at the assailant’s work Christmas party that made him mad.

If a crime has been committed, and there are reports that some are alleging so, it should be investigated by law enforcement, including McCann. Asking the city’s top law enforcement agent to intervene is not only the proper thing to do, but it’s the responsible thing to do. McCann’s purposeful conflation of the issue is simply an effort to avoid the topic and not step into a minefield created by her own party in an attempt at a power grab of the state Senate.