On Tuesday, KSHB reported that Missouri state Rep. Rick Roeber has submitted his resignation, effective Friday.
Roeber, who ran to replace his deceased wife in the state House in 2020, was embroiled in controversy when his adult children came forward during the election with graphic details of physical and sexual assault at his hands. He was elected anyway, but his children made a plea to now-GOP state House Speaker Rob Vescovo to prevent him from being seated. Roeber was banned from the GOP House caucus pending an ethics investigation.
According to the report, Roeber did not cite the assault and molestation allegations as the reason for his departure.
On Saturday, MLive.com reported that a lawyer who represented former President Donald Trump in a 2016 election lawsuit is speaking out against a conspiracy theory advanced by the Michigan GOP to justify yet another "audit" of the votes.
"There is no legal mechanism to reverse President Joe Biden's victory. John Pirich, a retired attorney who represented Trump in a 2016 election lawsuit, said there's zero chance Trump will be reinstated. Michigan's certified results show Biden won the state by 154,000 votes, a difference of 3 percentage points," reported Malachi Barrett. "'It's just spinning a fairy tale out of an event that is over with and done with,' Pirich said."
Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation requiring students, faculty and staff at Florida's public universities and colleges to register their political views with the state as a way to encourage "intellectual diversity."
The state will require taxpayer-funded colleges and universities to issue surveys to determine "the extent to which competing ideas and perspectives are presented" on campus and whether students, faculty and staff "feel free to express [their] beliefs and viewpoints," although it's not clear what will be done with the poll results, reported the Tampa Bay Times.
Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene this week accused Walt Disney Co. of sexualizing children after the entertainment giant criticized a Florida education law that critics have dubbed the "Don't Say Gay" bill — and vowed to fight against it.
"It's hard to believe that Disney, Walt Disney, the Walt Disney Co., would be the very place that this is happening," she said during an interview with Infowars broadcaster and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. "This is supposed to be the happiest place on Earth, a place where innocence is celebrated. But it seems to be the place where innocence is actually under attack."
Greene added: "Walt Disney — they need to pay a serious price for this."
What Greene didn't mention is that she is a Disney investor, according to personal financial disclosures filed with the Clerk of the House of Representatives.