Calls are now growing for a Democrat state representative in Kansas to step down after he was arrested for driving under the influence.
As Fox News reports:
Tom Sawyer, the Democratic minority leader, said in a statement that it is clear that Coleman is in “dire need of help.”
“For the sake of the state of Kansas, his constituents, and himself, he should resign and concentrate on getting the help he badly needs,” the statement read. “The stress of the legislature is not a healthy environment for someone in this mental state.”
— Kansas House Democrats (@KSHouseDems) November 29, 2021
Fox 4 KC reported that Coleman has served in the statehouse for a year. He was nabbed on Saturday at about 1 a.m. on Interstate 70, the Kansas City Star reported. The 21-year-old had been out on bond from an arrest in October on allegations of misdemeanor battery. He allegedly threatened to attack his grandfather and is accused of hitting and spitting on his brother, the paper reported.
Kansas Rep. Aaron Coleman was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Saturday morning, his second arrest in less than a month.
He was previously charged with domestic battery, admitted to circulating revenge porn & accused of abusing his exhttps://t.co/omFiuP7sXT
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) November 29, 2021
The Democrat Governor of the State, Laura Kelly, has also called for Coleman to step down.