Kintner responds to controversial retweet

Kintner responds to controversial retweet
Posted at 10:57 AM, Jan 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-23 19:02:19-05
A Nebraska state senator who was fined for having cybersex with a woman on a state computer is coming under fire again.
Papillion Senator Bill Kintner retweeted a comment by conservative personality Larry Elder that mocked a photo of three women holding signs protesting President Donald Trump's comments about inappropriately touching women. Above the photo, Elder wrote "Ladies, I think you're safe.  The retweet has since been taken down and his Twitter account is gone.

Monday at the State Legislature a few senators took time to call out Kintner's action on social media.

"I respect all women, even women who are married to gutter snipes,” Sen. Ernie Chambers explained.

Senator Bob Krist says they need to have a discussion to expel, impeach, censor, or sanction Kintner.

Over the summer he was fined $1,000 for having cyber-sex with a woman, not his wife, on a state issued laptop.

"The issue is I think one of our own, somebody in the legislative family if you will has been disrespectful to women in general consistently, been disrespectful to his colleagues," Sen. Krist described.

Sen. Kintner would not do an on camera interview with KTMV at the State Capitol Monday afternoon.
In a statement Kintner said, "By retweeting a message, I was not implying support for putting women in fear of their personal safety.  I took down the retweet as soon as I became aware that it was being misconstrued.”

But before his twitter account disappeared Kintner could be seen responding to criticism of the controversial post.  Some even suggest he blocked them for calling him out.

All who spoke to KMTV on Monday agreed his time needs to be up.

"It's so far outside of what is acceptable it almost makes me speechless,” said Rachael Henderson who attended the Women’s March in Washington DC. "We talk about Nebraska values and Christian values, this type of behavior and this type of rhetoric there's no place for that in Nebraska."

An "End Rape Culture Rally" is scheduled for Thursday February 2 at noon outside the NE State Capitol.  They say it's to stand up to people like Senator Kintner who make statements like these.