Happy Hour News
Getting to know your Senators, James Lankford edition:
In a 2010 deposition in the case [Ed. – In 2009, while Lankford worked at a summer camp, the family of a 13-year-old girl sued a 15-year-old boy who was alleged to have had sex with her at at the Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center], given a week after he was elected to his first term in the U.S. House, Lankford testified that he believed a 13-year-old could consent to sex…
…It’s unclear whether Lankford, who has no formal legal training, was aware of the legal age of consent at the time of his deposition. It’s also uncertain whether any criminal charges were filed against the 15-year-old boy. Telephone messages left with Murray County District Attorney Craig Ladd were not returned.
Now, we’re not saying that Lankford is a groomer. What we are saying is that a 13-year old, under-aged girl at his church camp was raped and he defended the boy by falsely claiming that a 13-year old girl has reached the age of consent.
I wonder what he thinks today?