Democrat who abused girlfriend, posted ‘revenge porn’, threatened governor wins House seat

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TOPEKA, KS In one of the more unusual stories this election season, a young Democrat who openly admitted to being abusive to his former girlfriend and posting “revenge porn” in middle school has won his race for the Kansas House of Representatives.

There’s more on 20-year-old Aaron Coleman’s surprising resume: he was charged with threatening to shoot a fellow student while in high school and he recently alluded to a “hit job” on the state’s governor.

The Kansas City Star editorial board published a brief opinion on the newly minted politician:

“Coleman shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near the Legislature – or the governor.”  

The editorial board responded after viewing a now-deleted tweet from Coleman in which he hinted at “calling out a hit” on Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly. In the tweet, he asserted that Kelly would face an “extremely bloody” primary in two years.

He added:

“I’m not playing around. People will realize one day when I call a hit out on you it’s real.”

Democrats are in the minority in the Kansas House and Republicans don’t seem eager to help with their request to unseat Coleman, calling it a Democrat problem.

Kansas Speaker of the House Ron Ryckman Jr, a Republican, responded to the Kansas City Star on the possibility of the request by Democrats:

“I haven’t received a request to unseat him, but I think in a democracy we have a responsibility to uphold the integrity of our elections.  I’d be leery of an attempt to override the vote of the people.”

Coleman, a dishwasher and community college student who was elected in Wyandotte County, asserted that he may be labeled unfit for office, but could “become fit” with coordination from others in the House:

“Maybe instead of labeling me ‘Unfit’ — Why not extend an olive branch and help me to BECOME ‘fit’.

“The truth is, Democrats hate progressives more than they hate GOP. Explains why nobody has bothered to be the bigger person and give me a phone call as of yet.”

Coleman’s ex-girlfriend alleged that he abused her as recently as December 2019, and Coleman confirmed part of the allegation.

“While it is true I was abusive to my ex-girlfriend, I do not agree with the characterization being made about our experience in the hot tub the day after Christmas.  I did not choke her. I also don’t think she is intentionally lying, as I know large quantities of alcohol could be affecting both of our memories.”

For the record, Coleman is 20 years old and the minimum legal age for alcohol consumption in Kansas is 21 years old.

While refreshing, this notion of honesty in a politician, the allegation and confirmation is alarming nonetheless.

With the spotlight on him for all the wrong reasons, Coleman doubled down and blamed a lack of “early childhood education funding” for the abusive behavior toward his ex-girlfriend. 

He then used his seeming lack of character to push the “Medicare-for-all” mantra praised by so many Democrats.

Coleman had previously dropped out of the race due to allegations that he circulated revenge porn and blackmailed and cyberbullied girls a few years before his run. 

He had initially stated that since his name couldn’t be removed from the ballot due to time constraints, he would resign his seat should he be elected.

He evidently changed his mind and recommitted to the race.

Coleman, who is an active proponent of a single-payer healthcare system, combating climate change and legalizing marijuana, was also denounced for saying he would “giggle” if a former Republican lawmaker died from COVID-19.

In an interview with Fox4, Coleman explained away the revenge porn and blackmail allegations as childhood innocence, being naïve and, possibly, a lack of proper parenting.

He said:

“I wish somebody would have told me when I was 12 years old that if a girl sends you a photo, you should just delete it. You shouldn’t send it to your friends. You should delete that photo.  I never received those lessons.”

This same young man was charged, at age 14, for threatening a school shooting.

Coleman was arrested in 2015 when he threatened to shoot a fellow student, a female.  He was charged with making a criminal threat, which is a felony, but pleaded guilty to a lesser charge, harassment, a misdemeanor.

It is reported that a Kansas City police officer working as a school resource officer at Turner High School learned of a text message sent by Coleman that said, “Imma go up to the THS and shoot her then myself,” and the officer understood THS to mean Turner High School.

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Kansas Senate candidate on gun confiscation: ‘. . . in Australia . . . they have no guns . . . It’s this amazing thing!’

October 13, 2020

KANSAS – During a recent campaign event, Kansas Democrat Senate nominee Barbara Bollier was not shy about praising  Australia’s ban on firearms. She said it’s “amazing” and that the country is “pretty darn safe” because people cannot use guns as a means of protection.

That’s certainly a not-so-comforting sentiment being romanticized by someone trying to land a seat in the American Senate.

During a campaign rally, for lack of a better term because of the terrible turnout, Bollier stated the following:

“I actually have a daughter that lives in Australia. They have no guns. They don’t allow them. They just took them all away. And you know what? It’s pretty darn safe. It’s this amazing thing!”

“Now, people can have a gun out in the woods. You know, out in the bush. But there’s all these specific requirements and training. So, it’s so so important to put safety as the top issue. And then move down from that place. So, that’s truly what we need to be doing as a country.”

Republican Roger Marshall’s campaign manager, Eric Pahls, stated that while this message might resonate with individuals in more left-leaning geographies, this is not the best message to promote in Kansas:

“This may sound good to Bollier’s donors in San Francisco, but to Kansans, this is disqualifying. Even among Democrats, forced gun confiscation is an alarming concept.”

In light of the video clip sparking controversy, Bollier took to Twitter to proclaim that she doesn’t support confiscating guns, after all. She tweeted:

“One of my favorite memories growing up was hunting with my dad — he left me his shotgun when he died. I support the 2nd Amendment and commonsense reforms we can agree all to, like expanded background checks. I do not support gun confiscation. I never have. I never will.”

Alexandra De Luca, a spokesperson for Bollier’s campaign, tried to say that Bollier’s comments about Australia’s gun laws were being taken “out of context.” She said:

“Roger Marshall and his allies in Washington want to take Barbara’s comments completely out of context for their political benefit. She knows we can protect the rights of gun owners and keep our communities safe.”

But according to Pahls, Bollier’s recent comments betrayed a Freudian slip of sorts, noting that once she breaks away from her “carefully scripted talking points” about the Second Amendment and fields an off-the-cuff question, she then shows her “true colors.” He said:

“She exposes herself for the radical leftist that she is . . . Her true colors started shining through.”

But soundbites will often do what they do – and this may be a damaging element to her campaign that outside groups have literally donated millions of dollars to in order her for to land the Senate seat she so desperately wants.

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