MINOT, N.D. — The defense of Rep. Luke Simons from some has been almost as ugly as the behavior the man himself is accused of.
Over the last week, I have revealed accusations against Simons of harassment and lewd behavior from members of the news media, legislative staff members, and even some of Simons’ fellow elected Republicans.
This has prompted a backlash from Simons’ supporters, who believe these women are all lying and working as part of a left-wing effort to undermine Simons because of his conservative politics.
It’s a conspiracy, in other words.
The simpler explanation is that Simons has himself behaved atrociously, and he’s now reaping the whirlwind.