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Anyone else find it disgusting Republicans rant about the evils of "entitlement" to Social Security but never about the "entitlement" of abusing those less powerful?

End the disgrace - Vote out the NRAGOP in November.

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@Centristsin2010wrote:

Blake Farenthold resigns abruptly from Congress after revelations of lewd and abusive behavior

 

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In TEXAS, this guy's behavior is not all that unusual.

 

Governor Greg Abbott's office spied on a 69 year old activist through her bathroom window as she was leaving the shower "naked as a jay bird".

 

The Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, is a divorced and one time bankrupt evangelical.

 

Former Governor George W. Bush, an former alcohol abuser and a former cocaine user.

 

Attorney General Paxton, has been indicted on Securities Fraud.

 

Former Governor Rick Perry, been indicted for abuse of power.

 

Yep, in TEXAS, Farenthold is a fine upstanding citizen.

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@MIsekerwrote:
wait for it..

I take it you got a 'heads up' the evangelical wing of the TEA party is going to put on a fund drive for Farenthold's Defense Fund.   Scuttlebutt I hear is they will just pass the collection plate an extra time or two at the tent meetings.  That would do it.

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wait for it..
So it begins.
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Centrist, do you know how many Republicans have resigned since Trump became President?

 

Putting that aside, he sounds just like EPA chief Scott Pruitt. Maybe Trump will find a job both of them can do together?


Farenthold hasn't paid a single penny back - maybe someone closely connected to trump, the GRU, the FSB, the SVR,  the NRA, or the GOP will arrange payment via a newly created Delaware Corporation...

 

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Centrist, do you know how many Republicans have resigned since Trump became President?

 

Putting that aside, he sounds just like EPA chief Scott Pruitt. Maybe Trump will find a job both of them can do together?

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Blake Farenthold resigns abruptly from Congress after revelations of lewd and abusive behavior

 

WASHINGTON  -- Corpus Christi Republican Blake Farenthold abruptly resigned from Congress Friday afternoon, less than four months after dropping reelection plans under siege for crude and verbally abusive office behavior.

 

In an emotional five-minute video on Dec. 14, Farenthold apologized for the lack of professionalism on his staff, and for his own fits of rage with aides.  

 

He made no mention on Friday of any of the allegations that ended his congressional career, and made no apologies for using $84,000 in taxpayer funds to settle a sexual harassment suit.

He promised to repay those funds, but has not done so.

 

The former conservative radio host and four-term lawmaker said in December that he had "no idea how to run a congressional office" when he got elected and as a result, "I allowed a workplace culture to take root in my office that was too permissive and decidedly unprofessional. It accommodated destructive gossip, offhand comments, off-color jokes and behavior that in general was less than professional."

 

House Speaker Paul Ryan reportedly had prodded Farenthold to give up his reelection plan.

Farenthold, 56, was elected in 2010 as part of the nationwide tea party wave, defeating a 28-year Democratic incumbent by a few hundred votes. He spent weeks last fall trying to survive the scandal, even as a wave of housecleaning hit politicians, media moguls and celebrities facing allegations of harassment or even assault.

 

Farenthold acknowledged that he had engaged in lewd conversations with staff, and tolerated such talk among aides. He maintained his innocence in the claim that led to a settlement, insisting that accuser Lauren Greene had been fired for poor performance. 

 

But pressure built fast for him to give up his seat after the size of the settlement, and the use of taxpayer funds, became public.

 

Last month, Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., pressed Ryan to hold Farenthold to his promise to repay the settlement.

 

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