The news recently broke that a member of the Trump Campaign will enter a guilty plea in regards to sex crimes involving children. Newsweek reported that Ralph Shortey was charged with, and will plead guilty to, a charge of child sex trafficking.
This charge stems from Shortey soliciting sex from a 17 year old boy in March 2017. Shortey is choosing to plead guilty in order to avoid further charges involving child pornography – in accordance with a deal he made with prosecutors from the U.S. Government.
The former state Senator believes that his plea of guilty is the right thing to do. He feels his acceptance of guilt for his wrong doings will allow his family the ability to heal and avoid further humiliation due to his actions. Shortey is married and has four children.
To make this situation even more strange, just take a look into Shortey’s past political background. “The two-term former Oklahoma Republican state senator was first elected in 2010 on a ‘family values’ conservative platform. According to the Associated Press, Shortey ‘routinely voted with his Republican colleagues on bills targeting gay and transgender people, including a measure passed earlier this year that would allow business owners to discriminate against gay people.’ “
As Donald Trump entered the 2016 Presidential race, Shortey was quick to offer his support. In October 2015 the Trump administration named Shortey as part of it’s leadership team.
I’ve said it in past articles, but are Trump and his staff just poor judges of character? Did they never do any due diligence on campaign workers? At this point it would seem like those associated with Trump and his administration would be doing their best to disassociate themselves with the dumpster fire at the White House. Just keep reminding yourself that we have just over three years left of this madness, at most.