Women in Kansas House want charged male lawmaker to resign

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Kansas State Representative Aaron Coleman was arrested Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, in Overland Park on domestic battery charges.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Six women in the Kansas House and a former female member are calling on a male lawmaker to resign after being charged with domestic battery and ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation.

The seven Democrats calling for Democratic state Rep. Aaron Coleman of Kansas City to step down also called on him to resign in December 2020.

The 21-year-old Coleman faces the domestic battery charge in Johnson County over a Saturday night disturbance involving his brother at his grandfather’s home.

Coleman’s attorney entered a not guilty plea Monday.

A legislative committee reprimanded Coleman in February over accusations of abusive behavior toward girls and young women before he took office.

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