Earlier we posted on the resignation of Wes Goodman, an Ohio state lawmaker who had been all about straight marriage, and was then discovered to be nailing guys in his office.
Well, it gets much much MUCH worse.
Here’s Caleb Hull from the IJReview posting evidence that he had been propositioned by Goodman as well:
The suggestions on the messages are very very explicit.
Another conservative with Ohio ties told cleveland.com that Goodman engaged in predatory behavior toward younger men after leaving Jordan’s office, sending inappropriate material and propositioning them via text message and Facebook messenger.
The conservative operative said he’d target college kids who wanted to have him as a mentor and were scared to report his sexual advances because they didn’t want to damage their own careers. A former co-worker shared screenshots of messages Goodman sent him that the operative likened to the lewd texts that derailed the congressional career of New York’s Anthony Weiner.
On Friday, The Washington Post published an account that described a 2015 incident where Goodman was accused of inviting the teenaged son of a Republican donor to his bedroom in a Ritz Carlton hotel. The young man awoke in the middle of the night to find Goodman pulling down the zipper of his pants, and ran from the room in a panic at around 4 a.m., according to the account in the Post.
According to the Post, the incident triggered Goodman’s departure from a conservative group called the Council for National Policy, whose president, Family Research Council head Tony Perkins, urged Goodman not to run for public office and severed ties with him upon learning of his state legislative campaign.
This is very disturbing and needs to be stopped. This is what happens when no one speaks out because they don’t want to damage their careers – the abusers depend on that and prey on it.