Published On: Thu, Feb 2nd, 2017

Legislature stays busy with the beginning of 2017 session

LINCOLN — As hearings get started in the Nebraska Legislature and President Trump’s tenure begins in Washington, D.C., Nebraskans respond to legislators and state lawmakers move forward with some bills.
On Jan. 21, millions of people worldwide participated in the Women’s March. Among them were thousands of Nebraskans marching in Lincoln and Omaha.
In response to the movement, Sen. Bill Kintner of Papillion retweeted a tweet implying that Women’s March protesters were too unattractive to be sexually assaulted. The tweet, accompanied by a photo of three women holding signs against sexual assault, was originally posted by Larry Elder, a California radio and TV personality. It said, “Ladies, I think you’re safe.”
Previously, Kintner admitted to using a state laptop to engage in cybersex with a woman he had met online. After the tweet came out, he was criticized by legisla tors and other Nebraskans. Many, including Gov. Pete Ricketts, called for his resignation. He did so on Wednesday morning.

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