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A Minn. state senator (Scott Newman): "Even if true, teenagers! Frankly, I don't believe her...."

Minnesota senator sparks online outrage with tweet about Kavanaugh accusations, Star Tribune, 9/23/18

http://www.startribune.com/minnesota-senator-sparks-online-outrage-with-tweet-about-kavanaugh-accusations/493642311/

State Senator Scott Newman, a Hutchinson Republican, tweeted Monday:

“Even if true, teenagers! Frankly, I don’t believe her. Almost 40yrs and now she self righteously comes forward to save us from a dangerous sex offender. This type of allegation seriously jeopardizes women with a legitimate claim, for who will believe them.”

Newman, in his third term and currently chairman of the Transportation Committee...

Newman was previously an administrative law judge and deputy sheriff, and the GOP nominee for state attorney general in 2014. He was the lead Senate author of an unsuccessful attempt to require people to use bathrooms and changing rooms that match their “biological sex.” During that political row, Newman said the transgender community’s assertive opposition to his bill persuaded him that they are “not the bullied. They are the bullies.”


So soon after learning about another "family values" (R) in the legislature

MN Rep. Jim Knoblach ends campaign ahead of MPR abuse allegations story, MPR, 9/21/18
https://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/09/21/knoblach-ends-campaign-amid-abuse-allegations

The above is the full specific details version.
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