Skip to comments.House may move to expel Democrat Gauthier [Rest-Stop Child Molester]
Posted on 08/24/2012 11:19:05 AM PDT by jmstein7
There are serious discussions underway among Republican legislators to take up a motion to expel Rep. Kerry Gauthier, DFL-Duluth during today's special session.
GOP House Majority Leader Matt Dean said removing Gauthier is "a possibility" when asked about discussions to expel the first-term member. Dean said any member can make a motion when the Legislature convenes for the Special Session at 2 p.m.
The House would need 90 votes to take up the resolution, meaning a block of DFLers would have to agree that Gauthier's conduct was severe enough that he needs to be removed from office. It would also take 90 votes to expel Gauthier from office. The Minnesota Constitution gives the Legislature the power to govern the behavior of its members and punish them for "disorderly behavior."
Gauthier said earlier this week that he would not run for re-election after it became public that he engaged in sexual activity with a 17-year-old boy at a public rest stop near Duluth. GOP House Speaker Kurt Zellers and other Republicans have called on Gauthier to resign immediately. Democrats have asked him to not run for re-election but have stopped short of calling for his resignation.
Gauthier said he will not attend today's Special Session because he doesn't want to be a distraction.
But the dems would rather talk about Akin (MO)...
weird how the media ignores this and keeps talking about words instead of underage sex at the rest stop.
oh silly me one is republican and one is a Dem and the media are Dems.
If we had a house majority leader who knew how to work and would get out on TV and talk about this disgusting clown trolling for your children on Craig’s list to meet him in rest stops to have them do things to him , well if we had that the uproar would be to much for even Nancy to put down
But we don’t
If I were the Republicans, I wouldn’t expel him. I’d leave him in and use him in every race in the state. Let the Dems twist in the wind and force this lecher to resign for another month or two. They could easily make the Dems the “Party of Having Sex with Teenage Boys in Rest Stops” this election cycle.
While there possibly are people on Craiglist just looking for a hookup, it’s unlikely that a 17 year old boy was looking for an grey haired man. How much cash did he have in his pocket when the police questioned him?
Democrats will defend this guy to the hilt
Age of consent is 16 here in Frankenland (but the guy is still a perv rat creep)
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Sounds like the guy still has a remnant of a conscience.... got ill after the incident talking with police, won’t be at the session. He is experiencing some shame. Pray God works on him for his genuine repentance.
Now that would be a shock!
Not a bad strategy.
I expel Terry Gauthier every morning.
Kerry, Terry...what’s the difference?