Don’t Circle the Wagons Around Luke Simons


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.

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