We started November with Kansas state Democratic Rep. Aaron Coleman's arrest on domestic battery charges for allegedly going after his girlfriend, and we end the month with Coleman now getting a DUI over the weekend.
Kansas Democratic House Representative Aaron Coleman was arrested on Saturday, Nov. 27 for driving under the influence.
Douglas County jail records show that he was arrested on I-70 heading westbound by Kansas State Highway Patrol.
He was released on a $250 bond.
“I want to reiterate what I have said in the past: It is clear Representative Coleman is in dire need of help,” House Democratic Leader Tom Sawyer said. “For the sake of the state of Kansas, his constituents, and himself, he should resign and concentrate on getting the help he badly needs. The stress of the legislature is not a healthy environment for someone in this mental state.”
Coleman has represented Kansas’ 37th District in the state House of Representatives for a year.
“Mr. Coleman’s most recent arrest is further evidence that he is not fit to serve in the Kansas House of Representatives and that his continued presence in the Legislature is a disservice to his constituents,” Gov. Laura Kelly said. “He should resign immediately and seek the treatment that he needs. If he does not resign, the Legislature should use its process to remove him from office.”
Kansas Dems keep refusing to expel Coleman from the state legislature as Coleman has repeatedly refused to resign, saying that the people elected him and that he will serve no matter what, accusing his fellow Democrats of hypocrisy for refusing to oust Democratic Rep. Vic Miller over his DUI earlier this year.
It's a mess, and Kansas Dems need to clean house in the House.
Of course, where do I get off saying anything? Kentucky Dems are moribund at best...