Those Family Values Republican Conservatives


An Ohio lawmaker known for his devotion to “family values” has stepped down after allegedly engaging in “inappropriate conduct with another man” in his office.

State Rep. Wes Goodman (R-Cardington) resigned Tuesday after a witness reported the incident to Ohio House chief of staff Mike Dittoe, according to the Columbus Dispatch. Specifics of the alleged incident are unclear.

House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) said he met with Goodman on Tuesday, and that the lawmaker “acknowledged and confirmed the allegations.”

“I was alerted to details yesterday afternoon regarding his involvement in inappropriate behavior related to his state office,” Rosenberger said Wednesday. “It became clear that his resignation was the most appropriate course of action for him, his family, the constituents of the 87th House District and this institution.”

I sincerely regret that my actions and choices have kept me from serving my constituents and our state in a way that reflects the best ideals of public service. Former Ohio state Rep. Wes Goodman
Goodman, 33, confirmed his resignation on Wednesday in a statement to The Associated Press.

“We all bring our own struggles and our own trials into public life,” he wrote. “That has been true for me, and I sincerely regret that my actions and choices have kept me from serving my constituents and our state in a way that reflects the best ideals of public service.”

“For those whom I have let down, I’m sorry,” he added.

Goodman regularly displayed photos of himself and his wife on his website, where he also wrote about protecting family values. The site appeared to be down as of Friday afternoon, and Goodman’s Twitter account has been set to private.

“The ideals of a loving father and mother, a committed natural marriage, and a caring community are well worth pursuing and protecting,” he wrote on his official website, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Goodman also served as the managing director of the Conservative Action Project, which fought for “conservative principles” like “repealing Obamacare” and “religious liberty,” according to the AP.

Goodman’s departure follows that of Michael Premo, the chief of staff for the Ohio Senate Democrats who resigned Monday amidst “concerns of inappropriate conduct,” according to the Columbus Dispatch. Ohio state Sen. Cliff Hite (R-Findlay) stepped down last month after a female state employee said he repeatedly propositioned her for sex.



He needs Mike Pence’s conversion therapy, stat.


“An Ohio lawmaker who routinely touted his Christian faith and anti-LGBT views has resigned after being caught having sex with a man in his office.”

At least no women have come forward accusing him of sexual harassment.






Ralph Shortey, former Oklahoma state senator and a county campaign coordinator for President Donald Trump’s campaign last year, will plead guilty to a child sex trafficking offense for soliciting sex from a 17-year-old boy in March.

In exchange for his guilty plea, government prosecutors have agreed to drop three counts of child pornography against him.


Shortys for Shortey!


This is classic gay Republican behavior.


Oh, my.


I read once that the most common type of sexual harassment in the business world is that of men harassing other men. :upside_down_face:


Real men don’t care about money.