Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Republican Crime (Possibly!) Blotter -- All's Not OK in OK (UPDATED)

Just to kill time as we await election ratf*cker James Comey's statement today about whether or not the FBI is investigating the Trump- Putin connection (Update: he failed to come through, of course), let's take a look at another fine example of Republican values (h/t Raw Story):
Oklahoma state Sen. Ralph Shortey is under investigation by Moore police after he was caught in a Super 8 Motel room with a minor boy. [snip]
No one has been arrested and no charges have been filed, but text messages between the boy and Shortey are being investigated by police. Shortey’s legislative office door was found to have a note saying that he would be gone for the week. 
Shortey was the state chair of President Donald Trump’s campaign during the primary elections.
He seems to have the wingnut pedigree, based on his hypocritical Bible thumping and also considering the company he keeps:
Shortey has been in office since 2010 and is most known for a bill he proposed to ban fetuses in food. NewsOK reports Shortey has been married to his high school sweetheart since 2002 and that he studied at Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City in preparation for mission work in Uganda. A direct mail piece sent to Shortey’s constituents show that he was also endorsed by Sheriff Joe Arpaio for his opposition to immigration and immigrants and by Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) for his “conservative principles.” Beth and Dog the Bounty Hunter hosted a rally for Shortey’s election in 2014. 
Prediction: Shortey's defense will be he was proselytizing and praying with a troubled teen... for Jeebus! Bank on it. Also, if he will need a bail bondsman, he can turn to ol' Dog for that.

(Photo: Shortey with his collection of penis compensators.)

BONUS: "Bear" Shortey with a friend --

(Shortey with Donald Trump, Jr. -- we're just "friends'!!!)

UPDATE:  Looks like he'll be facing charges for solicitation of a minor for prostitution and other prostitution- related charges.

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