State Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto is about to turn up the heat — on his adversaries and on himself.

He says women accusing him of sexual harassment or worse behavior are using tactics similar to those of former President Donald Trump.

“The messaging by Trump was ‘The election is only legitimate if I win.’ The messaging here is the legislative process to investigate these complaints is only legitimate if it comes out the way they want,” Ivey-Soto said Tuesday in a wide-ranging, hourlong interview.

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