21-yr-old Dem Rep launches unreal tweet rant hours before second arrest, calls for resignations grow

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Kansas Governor Laura Kelly and several other state representatives have called for the resignation of progressive state Representative Aaron Coleman after his Saturday arrest for driving under the influence, the final straw in a series of problematic behavior by the young Democrat.

Coleman, 21, was booked into jail at 1 a.m. on Saturday after a Kansas Highway Patrol officer arrested him while he was driving westbound on Interstate 70 near Lawrence, KCUR reported.

In a wild twist of fate, Coleman had launched a series of tweets just hours before his arrest and went after fellow Democrats in the Kansas House of Representatives.

The tweets criticized the Johnson County prison system and called for state Representative Brandon Woodard’s expulsion, citing two counts of felony DUI. He continued and called for the expulsion of Representative Vic Miller for an alleged DUI committed while in office, and criticized and called for the ousting of House Minority Leader Tom Sawyer.

Coleman’s DUI comes less than one month after an altercation that turned physical with his family resulted in his arrest and misdemeanor domestic battery charges.

Police records from the assault accuse Coleman of pushing, spitting on and hitting his brother before threatening an attack on his grandfather

Additionally, in October of 2021, the representative was banned from the Kansas Department of Labor’s offices in Topeka after reportedly berating and intimidating a security guard who would not let him in an employee-only, restricted area.

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Many in the state legislature have had enough of Coleman’s antics, and are calling for his removal.

“Mr. Coleman’s most recent arrest is further evidence that he is not fit to serve in the Kansas House of Representatives and that his continued presence in the Legislature is a disservice to his constituents,” the governor said in a statement.

“Mr. Coleman’s actions continue to be a detriment to himself and others, and most importantly to the people who elected him to represent them,” House Speaker Ron Ryckman, an Olathe Republican, told the Kansas City Star adding, “I hope constituents recognize this and that Mr. Coleman will step down to get the services he needs.”

House Minority Leader Tom Sawyer, whom Coleman targeted in his tweet thread, called for the representative’s resignation saying, “The stress of the legislature is not a healthy environment for someone in this mental state.”

The 21-year-old Democrat narrowly won his seat, which covers the Turner and Argentine neighborhoods in Kansas City, in 2020 after defeating incumbent Fran Frownfelter by just 14 points.

During his campaign, reports of unsavory behavior from the young politician’s past surfaced when a former female classmate accused Coleman of bullying her.

Another woman came forward and alleged the young Democrat exploited a nude photo of her by demanding more and threatening to circulate the photo if she did not comply, according to the Kansas City Star.

A former girlfriend of the state rep claimed that Coleman physically and emotionally abused her when they dated at 19.

Coleman was under a temporary order not to communicate with the former female campaign manager of an opponent after she reported the then-candidate for harassing her via text message and for coming to her home not once, but twice in an attempt to get her evicted, the Kansas City Star reported.  She said Coleman sent her harassing messages, came to her home twice, and tried to get her evicted.

Coleman also allegedly threatened Sawyer and one of his female staffers.

In a since-deleted tweet, the Democrat wrote that Gov. Laura Kelly would face an “extremely bloody” Democratic primary. “People will realize one day when I call a hit out on you it’s real,” he tweeted.

The representative’s problematic behavior resulted in a legislative inquiry earlier this year, but the inquiry was ultimately dismissed with Coleman receiving just a warning.

Following his Friday arrest, Coleman was released on a $250 bond. He has not tweeted since his inflammatory Friday evening thread and has reportedly not responded to requests for comment from multiple outlets.


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