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Thu Aug 22, 2019, 09:06 PM

U.S. Rep. Steve Watkins ducks reporters amid speculation he could resign

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Source: Topeka Capital-Journal

FORT SCOTT — Kansas Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Watkins declined to answer news reporters’ questions at a campaign event Thursday amid a flurry of bipartisan speculation his career in Congress could come to an abrupt end after eight months in office.

Instead, he bolted into a waiting vehicle and sped away.

Republicans in Kansas and Washington, D.C., were pressuring Watkins to step down, but the reason for the possible resignation wasn’t certain. Jim Joice, the spokesman for Watkins, said there would be no resignation. Joice acknowledged widespread conversation on the topic but disputed whether GOP leaders were actually applying pressure.

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The Topeka Capital-Journal reported he was dating women in Topeka during the campaign while engaged to be married and after he was wed, and identified a Wasilla, Alaska, resident who accused Watkins of unwanted sexual advances. Watkins called the allegations “preposterous.”



Read more: https://www.cjonline.com/news/20190822/us-rep-steve-watkins-ducks-reporters-amid-speculation-he-could-resign

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Reply U.S. Rep. Steve Watkins ducks reporters amid speculation he could resign (Original post)
brooklynite Aug 22 OP
RainCaster Aug 22 #1
Sneederbunk Aug 22 #2
Indykatie Aug 22 #3
oldsoftie Aug 22 #6
trusty elf Aug 23 #8
LonePirate Aug 22 #4
MuseRider Aug 22 #5
Lulu KC Aug 23 #9
B Stieg Aug 22 #7
JudyM Aug 23 #10

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 09:09 PM

1. Wasilla? Really?

That's so wrong.

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Response to RainCaster (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 09:12 PM

2. Reality Show. Women of Wasilla.

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Response to RainCaster (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 09:21 PM

3. Please Don't Let the Woman from Wasila Be Sarah Palin or One of Her Girls.

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Response to Indykatie (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 10:16 PM

6. Hell that would be perfect!

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Response to Indykatie (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 01:59 AM

8. ....

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 09:33 PM

4. Repubs would have cheered if he had waited until his wife had given birth before stepping out on her

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 10:00 PM

5. I TOLD YOU GUYS THIS GUY WAS A LOSER!

In fact I said something yesterday. Dumb as a brick. His daddy made him run and paid for his campaign because he wanted to make sure we kept a conservative in the office after Lynn Jenkins, who was just as worthless, did not run for re election.

He was not a Kansas resident as the story went but came here from Alaska to run. I do not know how he pulled that off but daddy apparently is well off.

He never made a lick of sense, just spouted Trumpisms and sorta dumbed his way through Kansas. He runs whenever anyone asks him a question.

NIN COM POOP I love that all the R's both in Kansas and Washington want him gone.

Now I have to go find out who gets to choose his replacement. If it is our Governor we may get a Dem in.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 07:22 AM

9. That would be so sweet n/t

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 11:16 PM

7. Was one of the women Maria Buttina?

She seems to have "dated" every other Republican...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 09:11 AM

10. Locking after review by forum hosts.

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