Republican state senator Bill Kintner recently learned the hard way about being too concerned with what other people do in their bedroom, and looked set to resign after a video of him having sex was found on his work computer. After that the Nebraska Governor started demanding him to resign, but the senator refused to do it.
The governor’s statement said: “In light of the Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission’s decision, Sen. Kintner should resign his office immediately. Period.” But on Friday the senator acknowledged that he had accepted the sexual advances of a woman during a trip in July 2015, and claimed she had threatened toe extort $4,500 from him by threatening to release a video.
“One sin on my behalf does not change all the things that I have done and all the positions that I have held. I think I have been up front and I have been honest the entire way by self-reporting this to the state patrol, by doing everything I can to stop the commission of a crime and then taking responsibility for what I did. We looked at all the options. I can easily walk away from being a senator. I don’t love being a senator. But I also know that I make bad decisions on my own or we wouldn’t be here. So I wanted to get this one right, so I prayed for an entire week. My wife prayed, my staff prayed, the pastor at Capitol ministries prayed and another pastor prayed. And I believe that I am right were God wants me to be. So I am not going to resign,” the senator said in a statement.
“Humbled by the reality that after initially resisting the overtures from a woman who had found me on Facebook, I caved to her temptation to engage in cybersex via her invitation over Skype – immediately afterword she informed me that she was extorting money from me – I knew as a follower of Christ I needed to take quick and decisive action and I did. I immediately contacted the Nebraska State Patrol. I knew that when there is a report, it would almost certainly would come out, but I think there is an obligation to not be a victim of crime. After investigation, the state patrol informed me I was most likely the target of a foreign criminal extortion ring.”