I've blogged since last summer that John McGee must resign. Today he did so due to sexual harassment charges.
I've received phone messages from certain Idaho GOP State Senate Leaders who have "politely" called me and left voicemails asking me to "call them".
Summoned by these guys who never had the courage to demand John's resignation?
GOP Senate Leadership (as it is now constructed - other than with Senator Chuck Winder, who is a good man) will today open their ranks and spit out Mr. McGee from its caucus.
I refuse to pile on John McGee. His is a journey that now takes him to this distant part of a political desert. I hope he receives help in all areas of his life.
Idaho needs leaders, not these guys. Senator Chuck Winder's leadership (as a member of the Gang of 9, along with other great Senators like Shirley McKeague and Russ Fulcher) was outstanding.
The other guys? Fuggetabout it.
Maybe it is time for the entire GOP Senate to have a vote of confidence about their leadership... and maybe pile on them.
A breath of fresh air would be appreciated. Piling on? Yep, there is a right way to do so.