The Republican frequently says ‘natural marriage’ is between a man and a woman
Wes Goodman, a state legislator for Ohio, has already been forced to resign after a witness to the reported extramarital affair told the Ohio House Chief of Staff.
The 33 year-old Republican state legislator was asked to leave by Clifford Rosenberger, who is the Speaker of the Ohio house.
Rosenberger released a statement to the press reading:
I was alerted to details yesterday afternoon regarding his involvement in inappropriate behaviour related to his state office. I met with him later in the day where he acknowledged and confirmed the allegations. It became clear that his resignation was the most appropriate course of action for him, his family, the constituents of the 87th House District and this institution.
Goodman, who routinely promotes “family values”, is married to a woman who is an assistant director of an annual abortion rally known as March for Life.
According to the IJR, Goodman would regularly contact men, usually aged between 18 and 24 and in the Republican movement, on Facebook Messenger.
One alleged victim, who wished to remain anonymous, told the IJR he received a friend request from Mr Goodman, who started discussing “various political things” before a two weeks later asking for the man’s Snapchat details.
“He constantly sent me Snaps and was always commenting on my stories,” the victim said. “He also asked how much ‘p***y’ I was getting and wondering what I was doing on Friday and Saturday nights.”
There have been further reports that the legislator has pursued multiple men on Capitol hill, sending suggestive messages. The Washington Post also reported that Goodman has been accused of predatory behaviour, ‘fondling’ an 18 year-old male’s privates when he was asleep.