Republicans tout conservative values that take into consideration morality, family, hard work, and patriotism. So, it’s always hilarious when it’s discovered a Republican politician is just as much of a pervert as non-Republicans.
If allegations turn out to be true, one Oklahoma state senator’s dirty secret was discovered. He is considered a suspect for “alleged lewd acts” against a woman who worked for Uber.
‘Oklahoma State Senator, Bryce Marlatt, R-Woodward, has been named as a suspect for alleged lewd acts against a female Uber driver.’
In a police report filed by the woman, she accused Sen. Marlatt of, “grabbing her forcefully” and kissing her on the neck while she was working on June 26.
Of course, Sen. Marlatt denied the allegations, and his attorney has stated he is “shocked and surprised” by the accusations.
‘The senator was shocked by the allegations. He wants to get to the bottom of this, and that’s why he has gotten us involved, to contact Uber and figured out what happened.’
Uber released this statement to KFOR:
‘What’s been reported is not tolerated and has no place on the Uber app. We are committed to the safety and security of all our partner drivers and riders and are working with the Oklahoma City Police Department to provide them any information that would be helpful for their active investigation.’
KOTV reported that Msgt. Gary Knight stated no arrests or charges had been made or filed.
‘Both the victim’s and the suspect’s names are being withheld at this time… There have been no arrests and no charges filed and no warrant issued.’
Furthermore, Marlatt’s lawyer stated police had not contacted Marlatt yet.
CBS reported that Marlatt was “relieved” from various positions on Senate panels including his seat as chairman of the Senate Energy Committee.
Senate President Pro Tempore Mike Schulz commented on the allegations:
‘Allegations like those contained in the police report concerning Senate Marlatt are very serious in nature and are not tolerated. Further action may be taken as deemed necessary.’
Marlatt’s brush with the law is not his first. He was arrested in 2014 for driving intoxicated. He plead guilty and the case was eventually dismissed.
Marlatt is serving his third term in the Oklahoma Senate. He is married and has four children.
You can watch KOTV’s coverage of the allegations below.
Featured image from The LostOgle.