It Gets Weirder: Wife of KY Rep Who Committed Suicide Over Sex Abuse Allegations Wants to Replace Him

We don’t want to speak ill of the dead or the grieving here—that’s really the Left’s bailiwick— but I think Kentucky voters should resist the urge to replace Dan Johnson with his wife.

The wife of a Republican lawmaker in Kentucky who killed himself after accusations he sexually assaulted a teenage girl says she will seek to replace him in the state legislature.

Rebecca Johnson made the announcement in a news release sent to The Associated Press. Dan Johnson killed himself Wednesday night. David Adams, a political operative who worked for Dan Johnson, confirmed Rebecca Johnson’s intentions.

In the release, Rebecca Johnson referred to her husband’s death as a “high-tech lynching based on lies and half-truths.”

She may be in denial here. Johnson had a history of publicly embarrassing behavior from being everything from an outright racist to a serial fabulist with delusions of grandeur. Only the most devout media disbeliever could conclude that Johnson’s suicide was triggered by a political conspiracy against him.

The Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting published a story earlier this week detailing accusations that Johnson sexually assaulted a 17-year-old girl in 2013. Police had investigated the matter but did not file charges. The story prompted police to re-open the investigation.

Voters should take this opportunity to unhitch themselves from the dysfunction.