Another day, another corrupt lawmaker has been arrested and charged for breaking the law.
But this one case is particularly disturbing for a variety of reasons.
As noted by the New York Times, Pennsylvania State Sen. Mike Folmer, R-Lebanon, resigned from office on Wednesday after being arrested on child pornography charges.
Folmer used the social media website Tumblr to upload at least one image of a young girl who was reportedly performing a sex act.
When Tumblr officials became aware of the image, they contacted the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Soon after that, Folmer was arrested by local police on Tuesday.
During his appearance in court, prosecutors stated that Folmer uploaded the image himself to the website back in 2017.
Prosecutors also say police found two more images on Folmer’s computer that allegedly show child pornography.
“This defendant serves as a state Senator and was entrusted to honor and represent his community in the Pennsylvania Capitol,” Attorney General Josh Shapiro of Pennsylvania said in a statement.
“I will continue to say it — no one is above the law, no matter what position of power they hold,” Shapiro added.
He’s been charged with three counts of child pornography and one count of criminal use in a communication facility.
Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman released a joint statement calling on Folmer to resign.
“We are sickened and disturbed by the charges brought against Mike Folmer,” it read.
— Senator Joe Scarnati (@senatorscarnati) September 18, 2019
Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf said Folmer “made the right decision to resign.”
“We elect leaders to serve as a voice for those who do not have the ability to advocate for their own needs, demanding that they will protect our children, families and communities,” he said in a statement.
“The charges against Senator Folmer are disgusting and beyond comprehension, and show he has taken advantage of the trust and privilege afforded by the people of Pennsylvania,” he added.
Seems like corrupt officials, mostly Democrats, have been charged and arrested lately.
Below are a few examples:
-Ed Buck, a 64-year-old white millionaire who has spent decades donating serious money to prominent Democrats — including Obama and the Clintons — was arrested and charged with running a drug house. Two young black men have been found dead in the past 18 months inside Buck;s apartment.
-Fall River Democratic Mayor Jasiel Correia was arrested on charges that he conspired to extort hundreds of thousands of dollars from companies seeking to operate marijuana businesses.
-A Democrat superior court judge in Massachusetts was arrested for assault and battery after she attacked her wife inside their home. Judge Shannon Frison allegedly “forcibly grabbed” her wife’s hair while she was holding a young child.
-A Democratic Indiana state representative and firefighter was arrested and charged after impersonating a police officer and trying to buy cocaine while driving under the influence.