The Oklahoma lawmaker who was charged with child rscorts after being a caught in a motel room with a teenage boy reed Wednesday from the state senate. Ralph Shortey said he was quitting because he did not want to be a "distraction" to his colleagues in the state senate.
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But he did not admit to any wrongdoing in his reation letters to Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin and State Sen.
Mike Schulz. Shortey was already being shunned by his peers.
Even before he was charged with a crime, the Oklahoma Senate passed a resolution that suspended nearly all his privileges and scrubbed his name off any legislation he had a hand in —as well as his office door. Ostensibly a conservative-family-values politician, Shortey was busted after police were notified that he had checked into a Super 8 Motel in Moore, Oklahoma — using his own name — around midnight on March 9 and a boy was with him.
Shortey insisted they were "just hanging out," but police discovered a graphic online exchange in which the disgraced lawmaker asked the year-old if he personals nj be "interested in sexual stuff. A member of the Rosebud Sioux Indian Tribe, Shortey was a escoorts supporter of then-presidential candidate Donald Trump and part of his leadership team in Oklahoma. IE 11 is not supported.
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