Conservative Republican Lawmaker Who Proudly Supported Donald Trump Was Just Charged With Several Child Porn Charges

Oklahoma state senator Ralph Shortey is a big advocate for Donald Trump. He strongly supports conservative policies, and once called himself the “champion of conservative family values.”

He now faces charges of child pornography on top of existing charges of child prostitution.

Federal courts brought several charges again Shortey: four counts of transporting child pornography, producing child pornography, and child sex trafficking. According to court documents, Shortey sent videos involving a “prepubescent girl” and young boys from his personal email account and phone.

He was arrested in March after police found him in a motel room with a teenage boy and drugs. The boy had told Shortley that he needed money; the lawmaker sent him a message back asking, “Would you be interested in ‘sexual’ stuff.”

After the arrest and three felony charges, including child prostitution, he resigned.

Shortey was one of Trump’s earliest supporters. In 2015, the official Trump presidential campaign announced that he was part of a group of leaders backing Trump. Right around his prostitution arrest, Shortley was photographed with Trump Jr.

He then went on to fight for “conservative values,” including a bill in Oklahoma that would discriminate transgender people. According to the Oklahoman, Shortey had  “solidly Republican stances on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues.”

He endorsed Joe Arpaio, the disgraced former Arizona sheriff. He compared undocumented immigrants to terrorists. He also campaigned heavily for a ban on using aborted fetuses in food—a problem that doesn’t exist and only serves to stigmatize women’s health care.

And he’s a big advocate of open-carry laws.

By all accounts, Shortey was a strong player for conservatives, representing their biggest ideals (aside from the aborted fetus food non-issue). He was probably fast on his way to being another fired White House staffer.

And the entire time, he was also sexually abusing children.

What do you think?