Eddie Farnsworth's Flaccid Rationale For Not Closing Child Prostitution Loophole
eddiefarnsworth.com Representative Farnsworth: Scumbags selling teenagers for sex owe him a thank-you note...
Courtesy of the conservative Western Free Press, we finally have state Representative Eddie Farnsworth's lame attempt to justify not allowing a bill that would have cracked down on pimps selling teenage prostitutes to have a hearing in the Judiciary Committee, which Farnsworth chairs.
In a press release published on WFP, titled, "Arizona Gives No Quarter to Child Prostitution Offenders," Farnsworth defended his position, with the assistance of some colleagues who are obviously giving him cover by signing onto this nonsense.
Not surprisingly, co-signers include Farnsworth's seat-mate in Legislative District 12, state Senate President Andy Biggs, who, quite likely, was instrumental in blocking a different bill that would have placed the corrupt Colorado City police force under the threat of a takeover, if its gendarmes did not mend their ways.
Despite sailing out of the House Government Committee 9-0, and overwhelmingly passing the state House 52-to-7, Biggs assigned the Colorado City bill to two committees, whose chairs promptly sat on it.
One word from Biggs would have gotten House Bill 2648 a hearing and a possible pathway to the Senate floor.
Now, why, oh why, would Biggs want to block a bill that might have prevented Colorado City law enforcement yokels from playing pen-pal with FLDS cult leader Warren Jeffs, marrying underage women, and returning recalcitrant wives to their husbands?
The bill's sponsor, Republican state Representative Michelle Ugenti was recently on KFYI's Mike Broomhead show to talk about the logjam, and she was at a loss to explain why the bill was being blocked.
Maybe Biggs and Farnsworth should pen a little ditty for the WFP, explaining why what's going on up in Colorado City is really no big deal.
But back to the "No Quarter" piece, to which House Speaker Andy Tobin and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery also, according to WFP, affixed their names.
Essentially, the bill they oppose, House Bill 2569, would have increased the sentencing range for those pimping teens, from seven to 21 years up to 13 to 27 years for a first offense.