Zellers calls for Gauthier's resignation while House GOP employs accused child porn possessor

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Zellers' indignation over Gauthier-gate appears hypocritical in light of the House's continued employment of Koch (left).
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In the wake of Rep. Kerry Gauthier, D-Duluth, getting busted having oral sex with a 17-year-old boy at a rest stop, House Speaker Kurt Zellers, R-Maple Grove, went all high and mighty on the bit and publicly called for Gauthier's immediate resignation.

It turns out he should be the last one to express concern about institutions harboring sexual deviants. House GOP leaders continue to employ Rory Koch, a Republican and longtime House employee who ran for Ramsey County commissioner in 2010 despite getting busted for possessing child porn in September of that year.

According to MPR, Koch, who has been charged with 12 counts of child porn possession, was placed on paid administrative leave by House GOP leaders after he was arrested in March. He was then placed on unpaid administrative leave in June but continues to draw down his vacation time in order to keep his employment active and maintain health insurance benefits.

Koch, 39, has 231 hours of vacation left to use, and his pre-trial hearing is scheduled for September 14.

This despite the fact that Koch admitted to possessing child porn. From our blog post about his bizarre county commissioner campaign:
With a warrant, police searched Koch's apartment in September 2010. Police quickly found a photo of a 15- or 16-year-old male in a sexual pose on his computer, and Koch acknowledged "he has received child pornography over the Internet."
Though it may have been distasteful and immoral, Gauthier's rest-stop sexcapades weren't illegal. So how could Zellers maintain a straight face when he demanded Gauthier's immediate resignation last Friday, saying the openly gay first-term legislator "brought disrepute and a lot of dishonor to the House of Representatives"?

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Brian Mazur
Brian Mazur

if Gauthier needs to turn to Craiglist to satisfy his sexual needs, what are the chances he has the social capital to be an effective legislator?


For fuck's sake, another "-gate"? There must be another way, Rupar.

TheConservativeJerk topcommenter

Fire the man.Perhaps  then he will have some more free time to get together with Rep. Kerry Gauthier...


what???  A politician turning out to be a hypocrite??.......I don't believe it..........lol

MicheleBachmann topcommenter

 @TheConservativeJerk More GOP tolerance of pedophiles.  No wonder you love the GOP so much.  After all you wrote out a lengthy sexual fantasy about "boy stretching" and how it makes the boys smile with pleasure.   When is your party going to do something about pedophiles.  Now I see why the Republicans were so eager to get the Cahtolic bishops to give the final prayer at the convention.  

TheConservativeJerk topcommenter

 @MicheleBachmann  @TheConservativeJerk

Wait what?  How do you come to the conclusion I tolerate you?  Lie as you will, because we all know such...

Anyway, glad to see you watched the RNC. 

Perhaps you will learn something about American exceptionalism.

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