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If I were to ask you to tell me the greater number of sexual misconduct charges against a political party since 1980 (Republican vs. Democrat) at the Federal level (President, Senate & House) which would you say?
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You might be surprised at the answer
Of the 59 cases since 1980 that have resulted in disciplinary action, resign or retire, 41 of them were from one party.

That party is ....
THE @GOP!

That's right! The party of Family values has almost 70% of the charges/complaints filed at the Federal level. Not the Dems, it was the Republicans.
Let's review:
1980: Robert Bauman from MD
He was charged with attempting to solicit sex from a 16-year-old male prostitute. He completed alcoholism rehab and the charges were dropped. He lost his race for his MoC seat and was not reelected.
1981: Jon Hinson the Republican Congressman from MS resigned after being charged with performing oral sex on a male employee of the Library of Congress.
...
Hinson later acknowledged his homosexuality and became a gay rights activist that fought against the ban on homosexuals in the military. He was also the founder of the Fairfax Lesbian and Gay Citizens Association in Fairfax County, Va.
1981: Thomas Evans (R) from DE
Went golfing in Florida with lobbyist & former nude model Paula Parkinson. Allegations were that she traded sex for political influence. He was voted out of office in 1982.

...
... interesting to note that accompanying him on that trip were future Vice-President Dan Quayle & Congressman Tom Railsback. Marilyn Quayle said it was common knowledge that her husband would "rather play golf than have sex any day."
1982: How about John Schmitz, the (R) MoC from CA?
He was the leader of the ultra-conservative John Birch Society.

He admitted to having a second family but refused to accept or support the two children he produced. Those children wound up becoming wards of the state.
1983: Dan Crane MoC from IL slept with a 17-year-old female page several times in his DC apartment.

This is a scandal that is coupled with Democrat Gerry Studds also caught sleeping with pages, but Rep. Crane was the only one to sleep with a teenager.
1987:
Ernie Konnyu (R) Rep. from CA was accused of sexual harassment. He had asked a female aide to move a name tag she was wearing because it was drawing attention to her breasts. He later said: "She is not exactly heavily stacked OK?" ...
In another instance Konnyu reportedly touched the knee of lobbyist Polly Minor during lunch who caused a scene.

He lost his seat during the next election to Tom Campbell in 1987.
1989:
Donald "Buz" Lukens (R) Rep/OH was convicted of "Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor" for having sex with a 16 yr old girl
Allegedly he paid her $40 & gave her gifts in exchange for sex & the relationship supposedly started when she was 13.
1990: Arlan Stangeland (R) Rep/MN
He lost his campaign for re-election in 1990, because he made several hundred long-distance phone calls on his House credit card to a female lobbyist from VA. This sounds pretty innocuous, but long distance calls were very expensive back then.
1993: Ken Calvert (R) Rep/CA
He was caught with his pants down in a car with a prostitute. He also tried to flee the scene and convince the police he and her were "just talking".
Believe it or not, @KenCalvert is still in the House of Representatives.
thinkprogress.org/calvert-caught…
1995:
Robert Packwood (R) Sen./OR
19 women came forward with claims of sexual harassment, abuse & assaults
He denied any wrongdoing, tried to edit his diary entries, but the actual entries bragged about these encounters
Packwood resigned in 1995 under pressure & is now a lobbyist
1998:
Our single female (R) representative Helen Chenoweth-Hage Rep/ID
Called for the resignation of President Clinton, & subsequently admitted to having had a 6-year affair with a married rancher before she entered government. When asked why her case was different ...
..She said it was because she was a private citizen at the time, & because "I've asked for God's forgiveness, and I've received it."

She finally reached her term limit in 2000.
1998:
Dan Burton (R) Rep/IN
In 1998 Vanity Fair printed an article detailing an affair which Burton had in 1983 producing a child. He admitted to fathering the son before the publication was released....
... He was hyper critical of Packwood's case & Bill Clinton's saying "No one, regardless of what party they serve, no one, regardless of what branch of government they serve, should be allowed to get away with these alleged sexual improprieties...."
He served as a Rep until 2013
1998:
Robert Livingston (R) Rep/LA
During the hearings investigating Bill clinton Hustler Magazine publisher Larry Flynt offered one $1MM for each unflattering sexual story about (R) member of congress.
...
... Once surfaced about Livingston having an extramarital affair while seeking the speaker of the house position. He withdrew his candidacy and later vacated his seat in 1999.
washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politic…
1998:
Newt Gingrich (R) Rep/GA
Resigned from the House after admitting in 1998 to having an affair with a staffer while he was married to his second wife, & leading the impeachment of President Clinton for perjury regarding an affair with his intern Monica Lewinsky...
It has been said that Gingrich said of his first wife, "She's not young enough or pretty enough to be the wife of the President. And besides, she has cancer."
He divorced her while she was battling cancer to marry his second wife
...
...He then divorced her after his affair with Callista Bisek. According to his second wife, he asked her for an open marriage. (Translation: Open marriage, I get to sleep around with anyone I want)

He is now married to Callista.
1998:
Henry Hyde (R) Rep/IL
From '65-'69 Hyde had an extramarital affair with a married woman. Hyde admitted to the affair in 1998. The discovery of this affair was while he was leading the impeachment hearings of President Bill Clinton.
washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politic…
1998:
Pete Domenici (R) Sen./NM
He voted for the impeachment of President Bill Clinton in 1998
In 2013 he confessed that in 1978 he fathered a son, Adam Laxalt, outside of his marriage; Adam Laxalt's mother is the staffer whom he had the affair with.
1999:
Bob Barr (R) Rep./GA
Barr was the first lawmaker from either chamber to call for Clinton to resign.
Barr was a lawmaker who Larry Flynt was able to dig up information on with his $1mm offer. Flynt money to Barr's second wife, after she had sworn out an affidavit...
Barr then "invoked a legal privilege from his 1985 divorce proceeding so he could refuse to answer questions on whether he'd cheated on his second wife with the woman who is now his third"
In 2014, he lost a primary challenge & his seat as a representative
washingtonpost.com/news/post-poli…
2003:
Strom Thurmond (R) Sen/SC
He was a segregationist & always skirted the edge of racism. It was discovered in 2003 that he fathered a child, Essie Mae Washington-Williams, in 1925 with a 15-year old African American while she was employed by the family
newyorker.com/news/news-desk…
2003:
Steven C. LaTourette (R) Rep./OH
He was elected in 1994 & had voted to impeach Bill Clinton. He had a long-term affair with his chief of staff, Jennifer Laptook, while he was married.

He married Laptook after his divorce.
2004:
Ed Schrock (R) Rep/VA
He would halt his attempt for a third term in Congress after being caught on tape soliciting sex from men on a gay chat line.

Ed aggressively opposed various gay-rights issues in Congress, such as same-sex marriage & gays in the military
2004:
Don Sherwood (R) Rep./PA

Failed to win re-election following the discovery of a five-year extramarital affair with Cynthia Ore, who sued him in MA for assault. He later settled with her paying her $500k dollars.
motherjones.com/politics/2006/…
2004:
David Dreier (R) Rep/CA
Voted against a number of gay rights proposals, but was outed concerning his relationship with his chief of staff
His challenger in '98 & 2000 knew about his sexual orientation, but never used the information in her campaign.
rawstory.com/exclusives/byr…
2006:
Mark Foley (R) Rep/FL

Resigned his House seat when accused of sending sexually explicit e-mails to teenage male congressional pages. He was replaced by Tim Mahoney
politico.com/magazine/story…
2007: David Vitter (R) Sen/LA
Took over the House seat of former Congressman Robert Livingston (see above), who resigned in 1999 following revelations of an extramarital affair. At the time, Vitter stated, ...
"I think Livingston's stepping down makes a very powerful argument that Clinton should resign as well...."" Vitter's name was then discovered in the address book of the Deborah Jeane Palfrey (the "D.C. Madam").

Note: Randall L Tobias was also taken down in the same sting.
2007:
Larry Craig (R) Sen/ID
A U.S. Senator for 18 years, was arrested on June 11, 2007 & charged with lewd conduct arising from his behavior in a men's restroom at the Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport...
...He pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of disorderly conduct & later tried to withdraw his guilty plea. He announced he would resign 3 months later on September 1, 2007. He changed his mind again, but he did not seek re-election in 2008.
2008:
Vito Fossella (R) Rep/NY
He was arrested for drunken driving. During the questioning after his arrest, the married Congressman admitted to an affair with Laura Fay that produced a daughter.
cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/05/08/fos…
2009:
John Ensign (R) Sen/NV
He resigned his position as chairman of the Senate (R) Policy Committee, after he admitted to having had an affair with the wife of a close friend
He left his seat 20 months early while under investigation
Note: He called for Bill Clinton to resign
2009:
Chip Pickering (R) Rep/MS
He had an extramarital affair and ruined his career and his marriage. His estranged wife then sued his mistress for "alienation of affection".

You can't make this stuff up.
politico.com/story/2009/07/…
2010:
Mark Souder (R) Rep/IN
A staunch advocate of abstinence & family values, admitted to having an extramarital affair with a female staffer. He resigned in 2010 rather than face an ethic investigation.
washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content…
2011:
Chris Lee (R) Rep NY (Another: you can't make this up)
He resigned hours after a news report that he had sent a shirtless picture of himself flexing his muscles to a woman via Craigslist, along with flirty emails He did not rely on a false name or email address but used ...
... his 👉🏻👉🏻👉🏻*official Congressional email*👈🏻👈🏻👈🏻
Lee said: ""I regret the harm that my actions have caused my family, my staff & my constituents...I have made profound mistakes & I promise to work as hard as I can to seek their forgiveness.”
abcnews.go.com/Politics/congr…
2102:
Herman Cain (R) Pres. candidate
He was accused of sexual harassment by several women.
The= accusations eventually caused him to suspend his run for the presidential nomination
There were also claims he had a 13-year affair with Ginger White.
politico.com/story/2011/10/…
2014:
Blake Farenthold (R) Rep/TX
Reported to have paid $84,000 of taxpayer money, via the House of Representatives Office of Compliance, to settle a sexual harassment complaint from a former staffer.
He blackballed his former communications director, Lauren Greene, and she sued the congressman. A settlement was reached in 2015. The identity of Farenthold with respect to taxpayer involvement was made public in 2017.
Dennis Hastert (R) Speaker of the United States House of Representatives/IL
Pled guilty to structuring bank withdrawals in order to conceal misconduct by himself against an unnamed individual from year prior.
He admitted in a sentencing hearing that he had sexually abused boys while he worked as a high school wrestling coach decades earlier.
nbcnews.com/news/us-news/d…
2016:
Vance McAllister (R) Rep/LA

Married and father of five, he was caught on surveillance camera deeply kissing a married staffer. Several prominent (R) requested that McAllister to resign.
...
He decided he would not seek re-election in 2016.
"There's no doubt I've fallen short and I'm asking for forgiveness. I’m asking for forgiveness from God, my wife, my kids, my staff, and my constituents who elected me to serve".
time.com/52503/vance-mc…
2016:
Donald Trump President (R) 45th President of the United States

He was accused of sexual assault by 19 women. During the 2016 election he denied the allegations. The allegations arose after The Washington Post released a video of Trump, recorded on a hot microphone by ...
Access Hollywood in 2005, where he brags about assaulting women. Donald said, "I’ll admit it. I did try and f*ck her. She was married. ... You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. I just kiss. I don’t even wait...
... And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab them by the p🐈🐱🐱y. You can do anything." He dismissed the tape as "locker Donald renewed the controversy a year later by alleging that the video was fake, to which Access Hollywood replied
"Let us make this perfectly clear, the tape is very real. Remember his excuse at the time was 'locker-room talk.' He said every one of those words"
Don't forget about the dropped/settled sexual harassment lawsuits. This list could go on forever.
nytimes.com/2017/11/28/us/…
2017:
Joe Barton (R) Rep/TX

He acknowledged he took and emailed nude photos of himself in 2015, following their leak in November 2017.
"While separated from my second wife, prior to the divorce, I had sexual relationships with other mature adult women,"
texastribune.org/2017/11/22/us-…
2017:
Scott DesJarlais (R) Rep/TN
He admitted to at least 6 affairs under oath. Including affairs with patients and staffers. While running on a pro-life platform he made his ex-wife have two abortions and tried to convince a mistress to have one...
...The news of these abortions isn't new, those were from 2014. He is currently still serving his term in the US house of representatives.
politico.com/magazine/story…
2017:
Tim Murphy (R) Rep/PA
9 women have accused him of extramarital affairs. Murphy, who is pro-life asked Shannon Edwards to have an abortion when she became pregnant....
...The information was published by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette after it fought in Pennsylvania state court to have the documents unsealed. Murphy resigned his seat in Congress in 2017
usatoday.com/story/news/pol…
I am including this one only because the pattern here needs to be established. This next one was stunning to me, and showed how the @GOP no longer cares about anything but winning. They chose party over country ... again....
2017:
Roy Moore (R) Senator Candidate AL
Accused of sexual misconduct with multiple girls while the were in their teens. The first of his accusers said that she was 14 years old at the time and he was 32.
2018:
Pat Meehan (R) Rep/PAU
He used taxpayer funds to settle a sexual harassment claim by a female staffer. He was removed from the House Ethics Committee, but remains in office as a representative.
This story is still unfolding.
philly.com/philly/news/po…
As you can see, The accusations and the "scandals" increase intensity & appear to come to a head with Donald, sadly, they didn't, they keep getting worse.

Please, feel free to use any or all of these tweets to show the trolls who is actually the worse party for sexual misconduct
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