Skip to comments.Nebraska Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy issues resignation (phone calls to *WOMEN* other than his *WIFE*)
Posted on 02/02/2013 9:14:09 AM PST by Sir Valentino
LINCOLN Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy resigned his post abruptly Saturday after questions were raised by The World-Herald about improper cell phone calls to four women, other than his wife, during the past four years.
An investigation by The World-Herald discovered that Sheehy made thousands of late-night telephone calls to the women on his state-issued cell phone, many of them long conversations held in the wee hours of the night.
Gov. Dave Heineman announced the resignation at a 10 a.m. press conference.
"I've got a knot in my stomach. I'm deeply disappointed. He's done a lot of good things for the state, but that trust was broken, and he's resigned," Heineman said.
He said he would begin the process of filling the post Monday.
The governor tapped Sheehy, a former mayor of Hastings, in 2005 to serve as his right-hand man in the State Capitol, in the hopes that eventually he'd mount his own bid for governor.
Until now, Sheehy has been considered the leading candidate to succeed Heineman in 2015.
The governor, asked about Sheehy's candidacy, said: "I doubt he will continue his campaign for governor, and no, I would not support him under the circumstances."
"This has happened very very rapidly," Heineman said. "On Monday, I will begin to think about who is an appropriate lieutenant governor for the future."
I read he was a Democrat that turned Republican.
Surprised that party affiliation wasn’t mentioned because that usually means a Dem, but in this case, he’s a Repub.
Indeed . . . pretty sad that the only redeeming quality here is that it was women and not men . . .
Sheehy is a Republican.
Not the best week for Nebraska politicians.
He is a Republican.
The article doesn’t mention his *PARTY*, so he’s probably a *RAT*.
Resignation indicates otherwise. A Dem would never resign over something so “inconsequential” as marital infidelity and personal use of public resources.
If it had been a Democrat, the issue of his calling women would never have come up.
Yep, if he were a Dem this would be a trivial matter
Agreed. At first I thought he was a democrat because the article didn't include his party affiliation, but found it odd a democrat would resign because of something so celebrated by the left. Confused, I had to look it up.
I wonder if they are all of legal age.
The fact that he feels shame and does not feel he has a divine right to his position leads me to believe he is a Republican.
Were all the women democrats?
No mention of party...dim.
OTOH He resigned..repub.
What exactly are "improper phone calls?" If the person receiving the call answers the phone and decides to speak at length to the caller why is that improper? My point: If they are accusing the man of having extramarital affairs then that should be stated plainly. Improper phone calls -- nonsense!
Government issued cell phone, on the taxpayers' dime?
I don’t care what party he’s in — if he did all this on a government cell phone then he’s too stupid to be in politics.