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Sat Jan 28, 2017, 07:36 AM

Lawmaker to resign after sexual contact with interns

A South Dakota lawmaker who admitted to having sex with two legislative interns during his time in office resigned Monday.

Rep. Mathew Wollmann, R-Madison, told House leadership that he planned to step down, House Majority Leader Lee Qualm, R-Platte, confirmed.

Qualm, along with House Speaker Mark Mickelson, R-Sioux Falls and House Minority Leader Spence Hawley, D-Brookings, in a statement said Wollmann tendered his resignation Monday morning.

"The South Dakota State Legislature, like any other organization, is comprised of human beings," the three wrote in a statement. "Consequently, we will experience human failure and imperfection. Every legislator has an obligation to refrain from behavior unbecoming to the Legislature and inconsistent with maintaining the publicís trust."

Read more: http://www.argusleader.com/story/news/politics/2017/01/23/lawmaker-resign-after-sexual-contact-interns/96945336/

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Sat Jan 28, 2017, 07:47 AM

1. Good,

we had our own little lawmaker/intern scandal here in Missouri a while back and the schools pulled their interns out as I recall. It's a shame that those elected to office can't keep their pants zipped and simply do the job they were hired to do, rather than prey on the young interns that are simply trying to learn about how government works and provide a public service through their efforts.

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Sat Jan 28, 2017, 10:17 AM

2. And how did I know he would have an "R" after his name?

Other than that fact that it's South Dakota, of course . . .

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