In a rush to rid themselves of the sexual harassment accusations against one of their own, Democrats in the Colorado State House of Representatives conducted a campaign that eventually led to the expulsion of party member Steve Lebsock Friday afternoon. A number of republicans threatened to vote against Lebsock’s removal until they received a letter from the embattled house member in his own defense that was retaliatory in nature against his accusers.
Just to complicate things, Lebsock has declared he’s changed his party affiliation to republican. Whether this was a move to get back at his former colleagues in the democrat party, reward republicans for a willingness to give him a fair hearing, or an attempt to poison the opposition party with his taint remains to be seen. More