Just another week in American GOP politics...
A Republican lawmaker who tried to pass tougher public lewdness laws was convicted Friday of agreeing to pay for gay sex with an undercover officer in a men's park restroom.
State Rep. Bob Allen faces up to 60 days in county jail and a $500 fine for soliciting prostitution, a second-degree misdemeanor. The Merritt Island Republican was accused of peering over a stall at Titusville officer Danny Kavanaugh, then agreeing to pay $20 to perform oral sex on the policeman.
Allen said. "I am innocent; I've done nothing wrong."
Hmmmm... Paging Billy Martin... but remember, Bob, the high-priced legal team hasn't helped your buddy Larry Craig much.
Oh, I almost forgot the obligatory toss under the bus by his own friends:
House Speaker Marco Rubio said the House would act if Allen didn't.
"This conviction makes it impossible for Rep. Allen to represent responsibly the citizens of his district."