A scandal involving state Rep. Bryan Slaton, R-Royse City, has come to light as a Capitol staffer has alleged in an internal complaint that Slaton had “sexual relations” with an intern just two weeks ago.
New Details of Rep. Bryan Slaton’s Alleged Scandal Emerge
A complaint filed by a legislative staffer to the House General Investigating Committee revealed the new details of the allegations about the alleged scandal of state Rep. Bryan Slaton.
The House General Investigating Committee has the authority to conduct inquiries into state officials and draft articles of impeachment against lawmakers.
Excerpts from the complaint, according to The Texas Tribune detailed that Rep. Bryan Slaton, 45, had an “inappropriate relationship” with an intern who is under the age of 21. The complaint further stated that on March 31, after 10 p.m., Rep. Bryan Slaton called the intern and invited her to go to his apartment located in Austin.
The intern admitted to having sexual relations with Rep. Bryan Slaton that night, as stated in the full version of the complaint initially posted on The Quorum Report.
The allegation was confirmed by another person with direct knowledge of the situation, who works in the Capitol, and confirmed that Rep. Bryan Slaton and the intern had consumed alcohol together.
Allegations Against Rep. Bryan Slaton Caused Calls for Resignation
The scandal has sparked calls for Rep. Bryan Slaton’s resignation from both Republicans and Democrats alike.
Additionally, House Democrat Ana-Maria Ramos of Richardson has also called for Slaton’s resignation.
In response to the allegations against Rep. Bryan Slaton, House Speaker Dade Phelan, R-Beaumont, and Rep. Andrew Murr, the Junction Republican who chairs the House General Investigating Committee, have not yet replied to requests for a statement.
The situation has also encouraged Sen. Drew Springer, R-Muenster, to formulate a bill language that targets lawmakers who commit grooming behavior with victims under the age of 21.
As the House General Investigating Committee resumes its investigation into the allegations against Rep. Bryan Slaton, the scandal has sent shockwaves through the Texas political landscape, with repercussions likely to unfold in the coming days and weeks.