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Colorado lawmaker switches parties after being ousted as Democrat on sexual misconduct allegations
Fox News ^ | 3/3/18 | Joseph Weber

Posted on 03/04/2018 4:22:00 AM PST by DoodleDawg

A Colorado state Democratic lawmaker was expelled Friday amid allegations by female colleagues about sexual harassment or abuse -- but not before switching political parties.

Rep. Steve Lebsock was expelled by a 52-9 vote after five female state House members took their turns at the podium to come forward as victims of sexual harassment or abuse.

Democrat Rep. Faith Winter and four other women accused Lebsock of harassment and intimidation inside the Capitol and at area bars and restaurants.

Lebsock bitterly contested the claims, saying his accusers were lying and accusing an independent investigator of bias in concluding that the claims were credible.

He becomes the second U.S. state lawmaker to be expelled since the #metoo movement emerged last fall. Last month, Arizona state Republican Rep. Don Shooter was expelled over misconduct claims; a California state senator resigned before colleagues tried to formally expel him amid sexual-misconduct allegations.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: colorado; corruptdems; elections; lebsock; metoo
His last minute change of party was a middle finger to his fellow Democrats. In Colorado, if a member of the legislature resigns or dies then his party gets to name his or her replacement. He wanted to deny the Democrats a seat, but it doesn't look like he'll succeed. The Colorado Republicans are supposedly going to pass on naming his replacement and will let the Democrats do it instead.
1 posted on 03/04/2018 4:22:00 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: DoodleDawg

Well we sure as hell don’t want him.


2 posted on 03/04/2018 4:27:03 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (The Obama is about to hit the fan.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
Well we sure as hell don’t want him.

And the Colorado Republicans are making that clear by saying to the Democrats, "You elected him. You own him."

3 posted on 03/04/2018 4:29:01 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: DoodleDawg

Or, maybe it was a finger at republicans. That way all the slime propaganda would show a republican as the deviant.


4 posted on 03/04/2018 4:41:12 AM PST by rawcatslyentist ("All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing")
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Or, maybe it was a finger at republicans. That way all the slime propaganda would show a republican as the deviant.

The only way the Republicans could be shown as deviant would be if they insisted on filling the seat. That could be seen as embracing the disgraced legislator.

5 posted on 03/04/2018 4:50:15 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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“The only way the Republicans could be shown as deviant would be if they insisted on filling the seat. That could be
seen as embracing the disgraced legislator. “

Since the perv has switched to be Republican, the seat is Republican. Keep the seat then expel the perv to put in a Republican, win win.


6 posted on 03/04/2018 5:00:47 AM PST by miniTAX (au)
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Since the perv has switched to be Republican, the seat is Republican. Keep the seat then expel the perv to put in a Republican, win win.

So the Republicans should be seen as accepting the disgraced pervert as part of the party? Good plan.

7 posted on 03/04/2018 5:03:08 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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“So the Republicans should be seen as accepting the disgraced pervert as part of the party? Good plan.”


The perv is not part of the Republicans but his seat is, those are both undeniable facts.
It would be dumb to let the seat to the Dems who won’t have any such scruple. Play nice a la Mitt Romney is NOT a good plan, that’s a fact too.


8 posted on 03/04/2018 5:15:15 AM PST by miniTAX (au)
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To: DoodleDawg

We need a running total by party, might be useful in Nov.


9 posted on 03/04/2018 5:18:23 AM PST by mistfree (It's a very uncreative man who can't think of more than one way to spell a word.)
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To: DoodleDawg

This story encapsulates the current Republican / Democrat dynamic. Two parties, filled with corrupt individuals with no moral compass, whose only goal is staying in power by any means. The labels, Republican / Democrat, are there as a distraction for the public. It’s a kleptocracy, and when the occasional outsider like Trump manages to slip in, they become a target for destruction by the kleptocracy.


10 posted on 03/04/2018 5:18:46 AM PST by Flick Lives
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The guy should change his party to Sexual Harrassers Party! The guy is a sleazebag!


11 posted on 03/04/2018 5:29:00 AM PST by Deplorable American1776 (Proud to be a DeplorableAmerican with a Deplorable Family...even the dog is, too. :-))
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To: mistfree
We need a running total by party, might be useful in Nov.

Democrats control the Colorado House 37 seats to 28. Claiming this guy just to gain a seat won't change anything.

12 posted on 03/04/2018 5:50:34 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: Flick Lives

Senator Charles F. Meachum: There are no sides. There's no Sunnis and Shiites. There's no Democrats and Republicans. There's only HAVES and HAVE-NOTS.

13 posted on 03/04/2018 5:56:58 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: DoodleDawg

It’s funny (not) - the pubbies in my state are so inept and so desperate for members they likely would have welcomed this trouble with open arms.


14 posted on 03/04/2018 6:16:16 AM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: DoodleDawg

From now on, when this guys name comes up the Drive Bys will refer to him as a R. You can bet on that. And while we try to explain the whole story, they will be long gone hitting their next target.


15 posted on 03/04/2018 6:24:26 AM PST by beef
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“President Willian Jefferson Clinton, Republican”

Mmmmmmm...no.


16 posted on 03/04/2018 6:35:36 AM PST by jughandle (Big words anger me, keep talking.)
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To: mistfree

Don’t get too excited about that prospect.

This legitimate ouster will be followed by many FALSE CHARGES against GOP.

They will pretend that all accusations should be believed and acted on, without due process.


17 posted on 03/04/2018 6:46:25 AM PST by G Larry (There is no great virtue in bargaining with the Devil)
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To: miniTAX

Let him switch parties. Take the seat. Appoint a conservative then kick LebSICK out of the party.


18 posted on 03/04/2018 7:17:02 AM PST by sevlex
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To: DoodleDawg
Colorado lawmaker switches parties after being ousted as Democrat on sexual misconduct allegations

Speaking of switching parties, I saw Joe Manchin (socialist dem, WVa) on the tube yesterday, and if you listened to him and didn't know him, you'd think he was a great GOP member, but just a glance at his voting record and you can see he bends over for sChmuckie Schumer on EVERY issue.

19 posted on 03/04/2018 8:01:33 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Strzok and Page - The very definition of SEDITION and TREASON!)
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