Skip to comments.Perverted Politicians: Minn Dem Rep Forced To Step Down (sex with 17 y.o. boy at rest stop)
Posted on 08/21/2012 9:23:11 AM PDT by doug from upland
Minn. Democratic Rep Forced To Step Down After Admitting To Having Sex With 17-Year-Old Boy
SMH at him soliciting no strings attached sex from teenage boys via Craigslist!
A Minnesota state lawmaker who authorities say admitted having a liaison with a 17-year-old boy at a rest stop faced calls from party leaders Monday to give up his re-election bid.
Rep. Kerry Gauthier, 56, hasnt been charged in the July incident, and authorities said he wouldnt be because the boy was older than 16, the legal age of consent, and no money was exchanged. Police say the teenager responded to the lawmakers Craigslist ad for no strings attached sex. Gauthier admitted to the liaison, according to police reports made public late last week. The teen told police the two had oral sex, according to the reports.
The scandal has hurt Democrats hopes of retaking at least one chamber of the Legislature. They need to pick up at least six seats in the House, and Gauthiers Duluth-area seat usually is reliably Democratic. But if he drops out, any Democrat seeking to replace him would have to run as a write-in candidate, making the race much more difficult to win.
Still, Democratic leaders called on Gauthier to withdraw from the race. House Minority Leader Paul Thissen, D-Minneapolis, said he was deeply disappointed in Gauthiers conduct and wants him to step aside.
As I shared with Rep. Gauthier, I believe he should withdraw from the race for re-election, Thissen said in a statement released by his office.
Less than an hour later, state Democratic Party Chairman Ken Martin echoed Thissens comments, although neither man asked Gauthier to leave office before his term ends in January.
His actions are inexcusable, Martin said. No one in our party condones what he did, nor will we defend him in this matter. Gauthier hasnt commented to reporters about the incident. A call to his cellphone rolled to voicemail Monday. Thissens statement said he expects Gauthier to address these issues publicly and soon.
Of course he hasnt commented. What a nasty fawker.
The democRats are the party of abortion, faggotry, and socialism.
He shouldn’t worry.
He can still marry the boy...thanks to the dimbulbs.
Not a story. Sex with an underage boy at a rest stop is not “Legitimate rape”.
Now, back to 24 hr Akins comment coverage..........
And it makes virtually no news.
He can do better than that - now liberals want gays to be able to marry groups. Maybe he can 'marry' 4 or 5 teenage boys and put them on his government health care plan.
bingo Now, isn't it about time some Conservatives in the business world started buying big shares in the media, and helped shape it's space, or will they forever leave it in the hands of the Libs.
so let’s see...Democrat (DFL, actually in MN)....so nothing to see here, right?
A little surprising to me that the DFL thinks what he did was wrong. I’m sure a large fraction doesn’t.
Doubt it. The only liberal wrong is to lose. The calls must be related to polls.
Goes back 60 year.
I’d like to see a LGBT activist group member get on TV and explain why he should not run? What did he do wrong?
After all, there was consent. I want to know if they think this was wrong and why. Are you telling me they have an age gap “prejudice”? ...must be more “hate” right? </sarc>
We should call them out when they’re contradicting themselves.
Is this guy married?
What would happened if it was a 16 year old girl instead especailly the difference where there is a “D” next to his name and a “R” instead ?
Checked his website and no info about that.
What a guy.....giving a poor boy a job.
Well, Hell! That makes it all okay.
Stinkin' pole smokin', rump rangerin' pervert.