Republicans truly set a new standard when they endorsed Donald Trump; that standard wasn’t a good one. In fact, Donald Trump and the GOP set the anti-sexual violence movement back decades when audio of Trump bragging about grabbing women by the “p*ssy,” was normalized, accepted, minimized, and laughed at.
In the months since Trump’s despicable degradation of women was made public, the right has seen a slew of its surrogates reported for sexual harassment, rape, and other crimes against a person’s right to say “no.” Perhaps one of the biggest conservative giants to fall in recent months has been Bill O’Reilly.
Even though O’Reilly and others have somewhat been held accountable, one of the many problems with Republicans having lowered the bar for respecting sexual boundaries is that they appear to have given the impression that they’re larger-than-life and above the law. Donald Trump bragged about grabbing women by the “p*ssy” and the Electoral College selected him to be commander-in-chief of the U.S., so why would anyone else think they would face consequences?
To that end, some leaders of the Republican party have played some dangerous games of follow-the-leader that haven’t ended well for them. For example, Chairman of the Letcher County, KY Republican Party, and dentist, Dr. David Narramore, recently found himself in quite a pickle.
When the dentist and state Republican party leader was recently at a Belk department store in Kingsport, TN, Narramore, he allegedly gave a store loss prevention associate some uninvited and unwelcome attention. The store associate claims that he and Narramore were next to one another in the restroom and Narramore began rubbing his foot against the employee’s, then exposed himself to the Belk staffer. After being taken to the store’s loss prevention office, Narramore said the store associate had also touched his foot.
However, the foot touching went, Narramore was ultimately arrested. In the process, he resisted and an officer had to use his taser. When Narramore didn’t respond to the taser, an officer had to punch Narramore in the face to subdue him; he has been charged with indecent exposure and resisting arrest.
Narramore isn’t the only Kentucky Trump-GOP official to be in trouble with the law for matters of the sexual type. Former Kentucky judge and ex-Trump campaign staffer, Tim Nolan, was recently charged with 20 felonies and two misdemeanors including human trafficking, rape, prostitution, witness tampering, and unlawful transaction with a minor.
As of Wednesday, Narramore was still listed as Chairman of the county’s Republican Party.
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