Oklahoma State Sen. Ralph Shortey, a man who managed Donald Trump‘s campaign in the state during the GOP primaries and who voted in favor of an anti-transgender bathroom bill, was caught in a hotel room with a young teenage boy.http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/03/16/hypocrisy-alert-oklahoma-family-values-gop-legislator-caught-in-hotel-room-with-underage-boy/
After being tipped off by the boy’s father (who was tipped off by the boy’s girlfriend), cops went to the hotel room where they smelled marijuana and found the two together.
Details about electronic communications between Shortey and the teenager were captured on the teenager’s Kindle tablet that was taken into evidence, police said. The conversation included discussions about offers of cash in exchange for "sexual stuff". Police also reportedly found a bag belonging to Shortey with packs of condoms.
Shortey who is married with two children is a prominent spokesman for the GOP on 'Family Values'.
The Oklahoma Senate imposed sanctions Wednesday on Shortey, voting 43-0 for a resolution that accuses him of “disorderly behavior.” Among other things, it removes Shortey from membership and leadership of various Senate committees, bars him from occupying his office and reserved parking spot at the Capitol, blocks his expense allowances and authorship of bills, and revokes his right to have an executive assistant.
But Senate officials said Shortey will still receive his $38,400 annual salary as a senator and will be allowed to vote.