Ernie Chambers

Nebraska lawmaker resigns after unsavory tweet about Women's March draws outrage

Nebraska lawmaker resigns after unsavory tweet about Women's March draws outrage

An outspoken Nebraska state legislator who was fined for having cybersex using a state computer resigned Wednesday after causing further outrage by sending a tweet that implied participants at a women's march were too unattractive to be victims of sexual assault.

Republican Sen. Bill Kintner announced at a news conference in the state Capitol that he would step down from the seat he has held since 2012. He made the announcement less than an hour before Nebraska lawmakers were scheduled to debate whether to expel him — the first time the state Legislature would have taken such an action in recent history.

Kintner said he received many calls from constituents urging...

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