Oklahoma state Sen. Ralph Shortey is under investigation by Moore police after he was caught in a Super 8 Motel room with a teenage boy. (Btw, Shortey was the state chair of Trump’s campaign during the primary elections.) Lt. Kyle Dudley said,
“On March 9 … officers of the Moore Police Department were contacted in reference to a welfare check at a local hotel. Responding officers found a juvenile male in a hotel room which was also occupied by an adult male. The circumstances surrounding this incident are currently under investigation and no additional information can be released at this time.”
An employee of the hotel confirmed that a man named “Ralph Allen Shortey” checked in at approximately 12:20 a.m. asking for a room with two beds. Just 30 minutes later the police arrived responding to a “welfare check.” No one has come forward admitting to the call.
No charges have been filed, but text messages between the boy and Shortey are being investigated by police and his legislative office door was found to have a note saying that he would be gone for the week.
Sen. Shortey has been in office since 2010 and is most known for a bill he proposed to ban fetuses in food. He has been married to his high school sweetheart since 2002 and that he studied at Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City in preparation for mission work in Uganda.
A direct mail piece sent to Shortey’s constituents show that he was also endorsed by Sheriff Joe Arpaio for his opposition to immigration and immigrants and by Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) for his “conservative principles.”
So much for those “conservative principles”… (via Raw Story)