January 25, 2017 •
Nebraska Senator, Facing Expulsion, Resigns from Legislature
After months of scandal, state Sen. Bill Kintner resigned from the Nebraska Legislature today. Kintner’s announcement comes just hours before a resolution to expel him was expected to be brought to the floor.
Problems for Kintner began last year when it was discovered he used his state-provided laptop to engage in cybersex. He evaded pressure to step down only to face further criticism this week for retweeting a post implying participants at the Women’s March were too unattractive to be sexually assaulted.
Kintner’s resignation is effective January 30 and a special election to fill his seat has yet to be announced.
Photo of Sen. Bill Kintner courtesy of the Nebraska Legislature website.
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