Well this is disgusting.
Courtesy of NPR:
A Pennsylvania state senator has stepped down following his arrest on charges of possession of child pornography.
Sen. Mike Folmer submitted his letter of resignation on Wednesday to Republican colleagues in Harrisburg, according to leadership in the state chamber.
“We are sickened and disturbed by the charges brought against Mike Folmer,” the Pennsylvania lawmakers said in a statement. After reviewing the charges and speaking to Folmer, they said they insisted that he resign.
On Tuesday, police arrested Folmer at his home about an hour outside of the state capital after tracing what prosecutors say was an explicit image involving a minor to the senator’s personal computer. During a search of Folmer’s cellphone, investigators say they found two other suspected images of child pornography.
Folmer, 63, who is married and has seven grandchildren, told police that he “had been dealing with some personal problems,” according to a criminal complaint filed by the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office.
I don’t want to get inot specifics but Folmer uploaded a disgusting image to a social media site under a user name that I assume he believed could not be traced back to him.
Look I am all for Republicans resigning or being forced out of office due to criminal behavior, but I woud prefer that the reasons were not as horrifying as this one.
Kind of interesting that the whole Qanon thing is focused around the conspiracy theory that there is a vast Democratic group of pedophiles running the government, and yet when we find these guys they are more often than not a Republican.