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Eli Yokley: Missouri Should be Embarrassed by Capitol Culture

July 27th, 2015 by mopns · No Comments

Well, another sleazebag Missouri legislator has resigned over inappropriate behavior with an intern. At least former Republican Speaker Diehl resigned and slithered away into obscurity but Democratic Senator Paul Levota was still trying to hang on until a second intern came forward with proof of sexual harassment.

Eli Yokely via JoplinGlobe.com:

The sad saga in Jefferson City brought yet another series of stories this week about a political culture run amok. They started this year as soon as lawmakers returned to Jefferson City, with accounts of exorbitant House “committee hearings” at a country club, featuring sea bass and red wine. They took a tragic turn in the cold of winter, when a man found himself overwhelmed with a relentless political environment that some say led to his suicide. And this spring, it turned gross when a series of sexually charged text messages were revealed between Speaker of the House John Diehl and a Missouri Southern State University intern, ultimately leading to Diehl’s resignation…

In case there is some confusion in Jefferson City or anywhere else, let’s talk about what sexual harassment is according to the Missouri Department of Labor. It is when “submission to such conduct is made a term or condition of an individual’s employment,” when “submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis of employment decisions affecting such individual,” or, in the case of the stories we’ve learned of from the Missouri Legislature, when “such conduct creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment…It is not a Democrat or a Republican problem, or a House or Senate problem. It is not a 2015 problem (ask U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, who in her upcoming book details her own harassment as a young Jefferson City intern). Read more…


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  • 1 Jerry // Jul 27, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    Hey, it really is odd that Eli Yokely says this when he is out at the bars every night and was in the police report when he got Brittany Burke drunk. So since you are a blogger, you can harass girls and get them drunk? Glass houses douchebag. You are a hypocrite!

  • 2 Susan // Jul 27, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    Eli Yokely bothered me at the bar and wouldn’t go away. Eli, you are part of the culture! I told you no but you wouldn’t leave my table until I gave you a fake number! I’m calling the post dispatch to tell them my story.

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