Republican Representative Bryan Slaton from Royse City, Texas, has been nominated for expulsion from his position after a month-long inquiry into allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct between him and a 19-year-old intern. The legislative committee reached a judgment, finding Slaton’s misconduct grave and serious, citing actions that included providing the intern with wine at his apartment and purportedly engaging in sex with her while she was intoxicated. Slaton allegedly later showed the intern a threatening email but said everything would be fine if the incident was kept quiet.
Slaton’s attorney called the accusations “outrageous,” but the inquiry team recommended his expulsion, and Slaton eventually resigned. The Texas Tribune reported that Slaton called the intern after 10 p.m. on March 31, inviting her to his Austin condo, where she claims he engaged in improper behavior. Two women tried to dissuade the intern from spending time with Slaton, but she went anyway, allegedly feeling “split vision” and “really dizzy” after overindulging in rum and cookies.
Slaton’s reputation as a right-wing representative is being severely damaged by the emerging information about the case. His proposal to criminalize abortion at any stage grabbed headlines, and he has also advocated for a complete ban on children attending drag story time presentations, stating that he wanted to keep children safe from “perverted adults.”
Following the Slaton charges and inquiry, the Texas Senate introduced legislation to impose “maximum sentencing” for adults providing alcohol to children, and an amendment was approved to increase the penalty for supplying alcohol to a “public officer.”
The process of expelling Slaton from office would require the support of two-thirds of the state House, and the support was present. It is challenging to be in trouble in the current Republican Party, as seen in the case of Attorney General Ken Paxton and corruption allegations.
In conclusion, Bryan Slaton, a Republican representative from Texas, has been nominated for expulsion from office after an inquiry into allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct with a 19-year-old intern. Slaton allegedly provided the intern with wine, engaged in sex with her while she was intoxicated, and later showed her a threatening email. His reputation as a right-wing representative is being damaged, and the process of expelling him from office requires the support of two-thirds of the state House. The case has also resulted in legislation to impose maximum sentencing for adults providing alcohol to children and increase the penalty for supplying alcohol to a “public officer.”