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Sun Apr 18, 2021, 06:35 PM

Missouri House rejects resignation of Republican accused of sexually abusing his children

The Missouri House refused to accept the resignation of Rep. Rick Roeber on Thursday, with a bipartisan group of lawmakers arguing that the ethics committee should complete its investigation into allegations that he sexually and physically abused his children.

“This is a serious allegation that has been brought forth before this body.” said Rep. Richard Brown, D-Kansas City. “It’s not right to accept this resignation and allow this member to escape without us giving full recognition to what has taken place here.”

Three adult children of Rep. Rick Roeber, R-Lee’s Summit, publicly alleged that in 1990 he molested his adopted daughter when she was 9 years old. He was previously accused of sexual abuse by a fourth sibling.

Despite the allegations, which became public more than a month before Election Day, Roeber defeated his Democratic opponent by 300 votes.

Read more: https://missouriindependent.com/2021/04/15/missouri-house-rejects-resignation-of-republican-accused-of-sexually-abusing-his-children/

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Reply Missouri House rejects resignation of Republican accused of sexually abusing his children (Original post)
TexasTowelie Apr 2021 OP
brush Apr 2021 #1
PortTack Apr 2021 #2
Atticus Apr 2021 #3
wryter2000 Apr 2021 #5
wryter2000 Apr 2021 #4
Maraya1969 Apr 2021 #6
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Apr 2021 #7

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 06:47 PM

1. The fu_ker tried to resign yet the GOP rejected his resignation...

which was tendered because he was accused of molesting his children.

Unbelievable how low that party has sunk.

Let the MFer resign, already. There are other people, republicans even who can serve in that post who haven't molested their children.

And the excuse that they have to investigate it fully so he doesn't get off by just resigning is just outrageous hogwash.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 06:47 PM

2. Missouri..shame on you

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 06:57 PM

3. I may be mistaken, but I think this guy tried to resign just before the Ethics Committee released

its report after investigating the allegations against him ( by his adult children ) since January. In other words, he was trying to kill the report as there would be no reason to release it if he was no longer a legislator.

The Repubs, surprisingly, said "No way. We won't let you 'escape!' "

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Response to Atticus (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 07:01 PM

5. That's how I read it

Otherwise, I can’t understand why Dems would vote for this.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 06:59 PM

4. Maybe I'm misunderstanding

Seems to me they’re going to keep him around so all of his abuse is made public rather than letting him slink away.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 07:26 PM

6. The ruling was unanimous and included Democrats so maybe it is just that they

want to finish the investigation? idk

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Apr 20, 2021, 05:23 PM

7. The guy sounds like a major creep.

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