Just when you guess the laws of physics would prevent the complete collapse of conservatism into a singularity of hypocrisy, theft, and vandalism, along comes Texas to say to physics, “Hold my beer.”
The Texas House will soon vote on whether to expel Rep. Bryan Slaton (R) for having sex with a 19-year-old intern after giving enough alcohol to where she “could not effectively consent to intercourse and could not indicate whether [Slaton's conduct] was welcome or unwelcome," the House committee recommending his expulsion found.
Slaton, who has called for abortion to be a capital offense, had unprotected sex with the young woman and procured Plan B pregnancy-prevention medication the next morning, according to a friend of hers.
Proud East Texan Slaton, whose website credits him as having “values and principles that resemble(represent) the great people of East Texas,” (a designation with which the people of East Texas may choose to decline), has not expressed contrition for his acts. His lawyer instead said that “the complaints should be dismissed because the behavior occurred in Slaton’s Austin residence, not the workplace.”