Amy Koch avoids ethics complaint for inappropriate affair

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Amy Koch won't face an ethics complaint
Former Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch won't face an ethics complaint for having an affair with a senate staffer.

Koch resigned in December after her fellow Republican legislators confronted her with allegations that she was having an affair with a subordinate staffer widely believed to be GOP power broker Michael Brodkorb.

Brodkorb left the senate and Mike Parry's congressional campaign shortly after, creating a major public embarrassment for the MNGOP.

New Senate GOP leader Dave Senjem announced today that he would not seek an ethics complaint against Koch or any other senators over the affair.

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Michael Brodkorb fell alongside Koch
Senjem said the affair was in the past.

Not everyone is happy with Senjem's announcement: Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk said this afternoon that he's like an investigation of how the Koch scandal was handled by Republican leaders.

Koch had been an outspoken critic of gay marriage and pushed hard to place the anti-gay marriage amendment on this year's election ballot. Her affair inspired a local gay activist, John Medeiros, to draft a mock apology to Koch on behalf of the gay community for ruining her marriage.

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Daniel F Boone
Daniel F Boone

  At a time when the religious right is enthusiastically supporting someone like Newt Gingrich and all the baggage he brings to the table, it would be a little inconsistent to deny Senator Koch that same level of support by 'family values' voters.

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

What a suprise Republicans won't hold Republicans accountable.   Why would it be unethical for someone in power having sex with a subordinate?   Why would it be unethical to base the centerpiece of your leadership on protecting the sanctity of marriage while you are cheating on your husband?     I hope people will learn the R next to a poltician's name means Really Fucking Bad for The State. 

Dman
Dman

True enough.

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

And DFL stands for the "Dumb Fuck League"Do you get an official "Dumb Fuck League" membership card to carry in your velcro wallet Michelle?The (d) by their name stands for "deceptive"

My proof being; if one doesn't have an education, that one WILL always vote Democrat. (look to the census)  The uneducated always get caught up by thedeception (d).

Dman
Dman

Aside from name-calling, how do you respond to the charge that Republicans refuse to hold Republicans accountable in this matter?

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

She didn't resisgn.  She held on to her seat and paycheck.   If there government is going to shoot someone into space as punishment I'd probably start with asshole politicians that  talk about the sanctity of marriage while commiting adultry.   Pretty fucking evil if you ask me but then again you are an evil Republican so you are probably fine with Amy Koch using the government to tell people who and how to love.  

Chacka
Chacka

Held accountable?  What?  You mean the forced resignation and public shaming wasn't enough?  Did you want her shot into outerspace at a velocity that would plunge her into the sun?

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

kirk is just typical of Republicans.   Like all Republicans kirk isn't ruled by logic or facts but instead by his hatred of gay people.    kirk has made fun of dead chldren for being gay so his hatred has been well documented.   kirk's hate is so ingrained in who kirk is he will defend fellow homophobes no matter what their crimes are.   One reason normal people like me hate Republicans like kirk and Amy Koch so much is they pretend to be the champions of "family values."   Republicans play to the bigotry in voters like kirk by bashing gay people and using them as a political tool constantly.   Basically it proves you aren't a Christian if you are a Republican.   Real Christians care about helping poor people and treating people how you want to be treated.    Republicans care about making sure gay people are second class citizens.   Keep making excuses you pathetic slimeball kirk.  If you can't see that Amy Koch needs to be punished for her massive ethical lapses you are a bigger hypocrite and idiot that she is. 

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

What would that do?  Standard procedure in the Minnesota Senate for misconduct would be to "censure".  That action could be compared to a "write up" in a place of employment.Naughty, naughty, now don't do that again...

Amy Koch is not running for reelection and she voluntary stepped from her leadership post.Should she voluntary slice her wrists on the Senate Floor?

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