It’s been a real crappy week for GOP lawmaker Rep. Nick Sauer of Illinois.
On Wednesday, Politico published a bombshell report accusing the 29-year-old Republican of using his ex-girlfriend’s nude photos to create a fake Instagram account in order to “catfish” other guys into having “graphic conversations of a sexual nature”.
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Then yesterday, a man claiming to be Sauer’s former college roommate came forward with more accusations, saying he knows “dozens of people” who have allegedly been violated by Sauer, who he labels a “predator of the highest order”:
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As a result of the scandal, Sauer immediately resigned from office; however, in his resignation letter, he didn’t admit to any wrongdoing. Instead, he said he was stepping down “as a result of the allegations” that he believes will a “distraction” from his job.
“After speaking with my family, I feel it best to step away from my public responsibilities,” the letter stated.
But he’s hardly the first conservative politician to become ensnared in a salacious sex scandal lately.
Scroll down for other Republican officials who have found themselves at the center of their own scandals of a sexual nature in recent months…
Dominic “Nick” Provenzano
Dominic “Nick” Provenzano is, er, was deputy district director for “family values” Republican Rep. Randy Hultgren of Illinois. That is, until March of this year when news broke that he was caught half-naked with a teen boy inside an SUV with its lights off parked on a dead-end street. Provenzano, who used to work at a Christian retreat center, told police that the interaction was “consensual in nature” and that he believed the boy, who he’d met on Grindr, was 18. The 56-year-old was swiftly fired from Rep. Hultgren’s office. After all, the antigay politician couldn’t possibly have a known homosexual working under his employ.
Related: Aide for antigay politician busted having car sex with 17-year-old boy he met on Grindr
In February, Missouri’s conservative “family values” governor was charged with first-degree felony invasion of privacy after his former hair-dresser-turned-mistress accused him of tying her to a chair in a basement and taking her picture then trying to blackmail her to keep quiet about their affair. At first, 44-year-old Greitens denied everything. Then in May, he announced he was stepping down at governor, citing “millions of dollars of mounting legal bills” and “endless personal attacks”, thus drawing a close to his once-promising political career, although we wouldn’t be surprised if he tries to mount a comeback in the future.
Related: “Family values” politician resigns in disgrace after ‘coercing mistress into oral sex’
The self-described “Christian. American. Conservative. Republican” and “family values” State Representative from Ohio resigned from office after being busted for “inappropriate behavior” with a man in his office last November. But it turns out that was just the tip of the iceberg. Soon after that, screenshots of the sext messages Goodman had sent to several other men leaked online, as well as internal emails about his involvement with an underage boy at an antigay fundraiser. Then not one but two different guys came forward to say they’d hooked up with Goodman after meeting him on Craigslist in 2008 and 2010.
Related: Creepy screenshots from disgraced congressman Wes Goodman’s Snapchat account circulate online
The internet was blessed with an explicit photo of antigay Texas congressman last November, along with a 53-second video and screenshot of a sext he wrote that said, “I want u soo bad. Right now. Deep and hard.” The photo, video, and sext were sent by Barton to his former mistress, who leaked the footage after the 68-year-old lawmaker threatened to have the police “launch an investigation” into her after their bitter breakup. Afterwards, Barton refused to resign and instead insisted he was a victim of revenge porn.
Related: Tape reveals ‘family values’ Republican Joe Barton discussing “heavily sexual” affair after pic leak
The former Texas state judge and lawmaker was accused of sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy. Pressler allegedly met Duane Rollins at his church several decades ago. The suit, filed back in December, claims the abuse began in the late ’70s and did not stop until Rollins left for college in 1983. Of course, Pressler, who made a name for himself by spouting Christian “family values” and opposing liberals and moderates at any and every opportunity over the years, has denied the allegations. The case is ongoing.
Related: “Family values” Texas lawmaker accused of raping underage boy
In February, the super conservative member of the Utah House of Representatives was accused of paying adult film star Brie Taylor $250 for sex on two separate occasions. Not just that, but there were text messages to prove it. After the story broke, Stanard, who identifies as “a strong advocate for conservative family values. I am Pro Life, as well as for Traditional Marriage”, quickly resigned from office citing “immediate personal and family concerns.” He’s been in hiding ever since.
Related: “Family values” politician Jon Stanard of Utah hates gay people… but he sure loves prostitutes!
Not a single tear of sympathy nor sorrow for any of those scumbag hypocrites…
may i quote you?
“God, what an offensively ignorant comment from someone who could not possibly know any real facts, ….. Judgments like yours, so quick and harsh, make the world uglier.?
Once again you prove that the Republican party and it’s anti-LGBT accounts here are the party of defending child molesters.
They’re all awful, but look at the head of the party, Trumpkin. He has allegedly done far worse (admitted sexual groping, forcible kissing, reported rapes, multiple affairs while married, paying off and silencing multiple porn star lovers in violation of campaign finance laws, etc.) every single person listed here, and his cult of followers doesn’t dare criticize him. He even has family-values, rabidly anti-gay ministers praising him and following him blindly. Their hypocrisy, like the GOP’s, reeks so bad it threatens to befoul everything around it worse than the recent eruptions of Mt. Kilauea!
The difference is that Trump wears this stuff proudly.
He denies it with a wink and a nod, and his base eats it up.
With a disconnect that only the superstitious and dull could sustain they still see him as “God’s chosen president”. I have read from people comparing him to King David: the example of using an evil man for Godly ends (David committed adultery with Bathsheba, one of the books of the bible being poetry in part about his sexual desire for her…and then he conspired to have her husband killed on the battlefield so he could have her).
But yes, they are all awful. There is no shortage of Democratic politicians caught in adultery and sex scandals, but the difference is they never paint themselves as arbiters of morality or pillars of virtue. And pederasty seems oddly peculiar to conservatives/regressives for some reason.
Republicans are dirty.
You are being too kind, they are just sleaze.
It’s always the ones with the loudest voice that have the most to keep secret. What a bunch of asshats!!
The “Do as I say and not as I do” family values Republicans.
And before someone comes along and points out that Democrats have had sex scandals…
The difference is that Democrats aren’t being caught in sex scandals while also trying to impose legislative and religious control over what everyone else does in the bedroom.
I’ve realized for a while (and especially when it comes to politicans and especially for “family values” politicans) that it’s often much more about perception and what the public knows than it is about your actual personal life. A lot of people still operate on the “keep it in the bedroom”/”don’t ask, don’t tell” way of life. For many homosexual or “queer” behaviors, having an entirely or mostly gay orientation, cheating on your spouse, etc. are just fine. But the world knowing about it is the the issue. Public acknowledgement of gay behaviors and especially gay/queer relationships and same-sex families is what a lot of these people have issues with. These things being legalized and legitimized is where a lot of the hostility comes from.
dumbston: huh? say what?? keep it simple, like you are, and keep it brief, like you aint! just saying…
Lacuevaman, please be less lame with the trolling. A good troll is infuriating rather than merely annoying.
GOP, the party of family values my butt ! It seems to be only for someone else’s family, NOT their own. Why don’t they just come out as gay, be done with it, and they’d have a better chance of being re-elected.
In my community one of the big donors to Democratic candidates and campaigns has been accused by many young men that he has for a long time groomed, manipulated, and abused young men. So … where is Queerty reporting about that? Boyd Tinsley – formerly with the Dave Matthews Band.
Tennessee Williams wrote it best when he wrote ” Lies and mendacity “!!!
… and since this is ‘fake news’ we don’t expect Queerty to report on the countless Democratic and Socalist sexual creeps, harassers, and abusers …. but, of course they should.
@edwardnvirginia, point us to the investigative reports by reputable media outlets on current Democratic sexual malfeasance, and we’ll read them. Also, in case you forgot, the GOP, your party, rails against LGBTQ people, while Democrats support LGBTQ equality. So that makes the Republicans hypocrites. Are you gay or bi? Are you a Republican or conservative? How do you reconcile the cognitive dissonance with belonging to a party that actively attacks gay people and seeks to empower people who want to discriminate against people like you? Instead, you appear to be defaming Mr. Tinsley. Proof? Receipts?
Why post the Grindr pic of the underage teen? You’re still posting the salacious part for fapping purposes. Isn’t that on the same level as the Republican you accuse of sexual impropriety?
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