June 5, 2018
How will #MeToo affect the midterms?
Something unusual has been going on in state governments around the country. On March 2, 2018, Rep. Steve Lebsock (D) was expelled from the Colorado House of Representatives amid multiple allegations of sexual harassment. The 52-9 vote came after a grueling public hearing in which Democrats voted affirmative along party lines. One said he would vote yes because his wife had been the victim of sexual assault when she was seventeen. Alec Garnett (D) sobbed at the podium while revealing that he had been wearing a bulletproof vest for two weeks. The implication was that Lebsock, a former Marine who had opposed his fellow Democrats on an anti-gun bill, might take a shot at him. The last time the Colorado House expelled one of its members was in 1915. That was for perjury in a bribery investigation. One month before, on Feb. 2, 2018, a Tucson.com headline read: "Arizona Rep. Don Shooter stripped of his gun, then...(Read Full Post)