Elected Representative Quits; Inappropriate Sexual Relationship

(GoRealNewsNow.com) – A married Texas State Representative quit just before being expelled from the legislature after he was found to have had an inappropriate sexual relationship with a young woman on his staff.

As WFAA recounts in “State Rep. Bryan Slaton resigns ahead of expulsion vote over inappropriate relationship with aide“:

“Rep. Bryan Slaton resigned from the Texas House on Monday after an investigative panel found he had an inappropriate sexual relationship with a 19-year-old woman on his staff, providing her with enough alcohol before their encounter that she felt dizzy and had double vision.

“Pressure had mounted on Slaton to resign since Saturday, when the House General Investigative Committee released a 16-page report finding he had engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct with an aide. The committee of three Republicans and two Democrats recommended that Slaton be the first state representative expelled from the body since 1927.”

Additionally, according to WFAA:

“Texas Right to Life, a staunchly anti-abortion group that was a key supporter of Slaton’s political campaigns, revoked its endorsement Monday, saying it was a “Christian organization” that held its staff, board members, scholarship recipients and political endorsees to high moral standards.

“‘In light of recent reports and the findings of the Texas House General Investigating Committee, Texas Right to Life PAC has decided to formally revoke our endorsement of Representative Bryan Slaton and is praying for a biblical response for all those involved,’ Kimberlyn Schwartz, a spokesperson for the group, wrote in a statement.

“Slaton, 45 and married, is among the most socially conservative lawmakers in the chamber and has been one of the loudest voices this session for cracking down on drag shows and decrying drag artists as “groomers” who want to sexualize kids.”

There are reports that Slaton tried to intimidate fellow members into not speaking up about what he had done.

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