The Kansas political scene was completely shaken up this weekend after the arrest of one of its state House members.
Coleman, who is only 21 years old, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of DUI.
Now many members of his party are calling for him to step down.
He’s a Problem
Coleman first entered the political arena in 2017, running for governor after dropping out of high school.
In 2020, he took on Democrat incumbent Stan Frownfelter and pulled off a massive upset, winning office at the age of 19.
Voters clearly did not do their due diligence on him, however.
Coleman, for being such a young man, has a rather dark history behind him.
He has admitted to creating revenge porn while in middle school at the age of 12.
He has also admitted to extortion, bullying, and threatening physical violence.
One local publication stated that he has been arrested and charged for threatening a girl in high school at the age of 14.
He allegedly threatened to shoot the girl, then turn the gun on himself.
In 2019, his ex-girlfriend accused him of choking and slapping her.
The list of controversies continues, including threats against his political opponents.
With this DUI arrest, his colleagues have finally said enough.
Tom Sawyer, the Democratic minority leader, stated, “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.”
— Kansas House Democrats (@KSHouseDems) November 29, 2021
Governor Laura Kelly, also a Democrat, is demanding that Coleman step down, stating that this is “further evidence that he is not fit to serve.”
We agree, but we also have to ask how the party got behind this kid in the first place with such an ugly past.
Source: Fox News