June 1, 2023

Texas Home Rep. Bryan Slaton (45), a beloved GOP ultra-conservative married man with a household, was pressured to resign on account of a scandal involving a younger staffer, whom he allegedly intoxicated to the purpose of blurred imaginative and prescient earlier than participating in nonconsensual intercourse.

From the Texas Tribune:

The committee report mentioned Slaton had invited the 19-year-old lady to his Austin condominium late March 31 and gave her a big cup of rum and coke, then refilled it twice — rendering her unable to “successfully consent to intercourse and couldn’t point out whether or not it was welcome or unwelcome.”

In different questionable actions, Slaton additionally supplied alcohol to the aide and one other lady below the age of 21 on a number of events, the report mentioned.

The report additionally alleged that after Slaton and the girl had unprotected intercourse within the early hours of April 1, Slaton drove her residence, and he or she later went to a drugstore to buy Plan B treatment to stop a being pregnant. Slaton, a staunch abortion opponent, later tried to intimidate the girl and her buddies into not talking concerning the incident, the report mentioned.

Even Texas Proper to Life, whose political director was sentenced to 5 years in jail in February for attempting to have intercourse with a 13-year-old, stopped endorsing Slaton. “In mild of latest studies and the findings of the Texas Home Normal Investigating Committee, Texas Proper to Life PAC has determined to formally revoke our endorsement of Consultant Bryan Slaton and is praying for a biblical response for all these concerned,” mentioned spokesperson Kimberlyn Schwartz.

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