Idaho Legislature Priscilla Guidings Shows She’s Alleged Misconduct

If Congressman Priscilla Guidings was trying to convince a member of the House Ethics Board She did not act in a way that was unsuitable for a legislator, her testimony and actions on Monday did not benefit her in any way.

NS Insulting, obfuscating, splitting hair, avoiding answers to simple, easy-to-understand questions, Giddings hurt her own case.

Scott McIntosh is an opinion editor for the Idaho Legislature.

Scott McIntosh is an opinion editor for the Idaho Legislature.

Her supporters could describe Giddings’ answer as “rebellious,” but for rational people, they merely helped to look down, avoid, and prove a proceeding against her.

Giddings, R-Whitebird, shared a Redout News post containing the accused woman’s identity and photo on her social media and her official house email newsletter. Then-the person in charge.Sexual assault Aaron von Eringer..

In addition, she has been accused of giving misleading testimony during an investigation by von Eringer’s Institutional Review Board. When asked if she posted a photo or identity of the whistleblower on April 28, she testified that she did not post under an oath.

While there is clear evidence that Giddings identified the accusator and shared a website post containing her photo, Giddings repeatedly avoided asking questions.

“Did you know that the article contains a picture and name of Jane Doe?” Christopher McCaddy, an institutional review board lawyer, asked Giddings.

“Are you asking me if I know it had it? Because it doesn’t have it anymore. So what’s your question?” Giding replied.

So he even more simply retried, “Did the article include Jane Doe’s photo and name?”

“I don’t know, because this was the first time I (let’s see) demanded that the ethics committee hide her identity a few hours earlier, and I say. I noticed that the article was hiding her identity as soon as it was publicly requested, so given that I made these statements hours after the Commission requested, no, I did her. Made a statement — but, as I was talking about, Congressman Gannon or Crane might have pulled it up to the computer, because I think it just disappears from my memory. At the point, I think it’s Redout News, but I don’t know, I’m not their editor. “

The short version of the answer should have been “yes”.

Even with the definition of “write”, there is a joke about how Facebook posts look on different devices, regardless of whether the Facebook post is linked to an article or hyperlinked. did.

“Look, there’s a post that says,’According to the money, put an exclamation mark.’ “Idaho’s own Kavanaugh,” McCardy pointed out in a Giddings post. “Did you write that line?”

“I typed it into my Android phone,” says Giddings. “I didn’t write it.”

It was an arrogant moment reminiscent of President Bill Clinton’s acting in the episode of Monica Lewinsky. “It depends on what the word” “means,” he said.

There were other moments of obfuscation and complete hostility in Giding, but she still agreed to testify when she swore on April 28 that she did not post the identity or photo of the whistleblower. All those toppers came when they refused to repeatedly answer whether to do.

When McCardy asked her for a simple “yes” or “no” answer, her answer was “where did you go to law school?”

And whenever someone on the right is summoned for some bad, shameful behavior, as Giddings said on Monday, the retort simply “awakened the rule of the mob of social justice” and “cancelled the culture.” I will do it. ” Remember that they used the same defenses of von Elinger when he was accused of sexual assault.

I think it’s like what her supporters want to see, as evidenced by Gidings, who was applauded by some audience.

But most of us Congressman Julie Yamamoto, R-Coldwell, One of the plaintiffs who testified on Monday.

“Even when we are fellow believers in Christ, we need to adhere to the higher standards of trying to convey the truth, the whole truth, and anything but the truth,” Yamamoto said in a testimony on Monday. “And even if we can do something, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s wise and right.”

When asked repeatedly, Mr Yamamoto said he would have withdrawn his name from the complaint and allowed Giddings if he had simply admitted that he had made a mistake.

“I believe in repentance,” Yamamoto said. “I believe in redemption. Like all of us, when someone makes a mistake, I have a loving God who is more than forgiving of our sins. I believe. But when we make the wrong choice, when we make a mistake, and when you own it and you ask for forgiveness, who do we not forgive? I must be willing to admit. We should forgive. “

Unfortunately, Giddings, who most needs to hear Yamamoto’s words, was childishly refused to attend the proceedings and was absent from the room.

Scott McIntosh is an opinion editor for the Idaho Legislature. You can email him at [email protected] or call him at 208-377-6202. Follow him on Twitter @ ScottMcIntosh12.