Kansas State Republican MP Mark Samsel was arrested for beating a student while in substitute class.
The Kansas City Star reported:
Kansas State Representative Mark Samsel was arrested Thursday for battery misconduct after he physically argued with a student during a replacement class in Wellsville.
Videos shared with The Star – by parents of students in the class – show Samsel directing most of his attention to a male student. Both Samsel and the student were walking up and down the classroom, talking to each other. Samsel is shown following the student and grabbing him. In one video, he puts his arms around the student and says he was tough on him.
At some point Samsel says to the student: "You are ready to anger me and get the wrath of God. Do you believe me when I tell you that God has spoken to me?" Then he pushes him and the student runs to the other side of the classroom.
What's more disturbing? The fact that someone who believes God is speaking to them is a representative of the state and makes policy decisions for the people of Kansas, or the idea that that man was ever allowed to go into a classroom and teach children?
Samsel shouldn't be in the state parliament or in the classroom. He should be in jail.
The Republican Party called itself the Family Values Party. Now it's Josh Duggar, Matt Gaetz and Mark Samsel's party.
The GOP is now the party of crimes against children as it no longer claims to protect families but attacks its most vulnerable members.
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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Senior Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor's degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
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