Sources: Sen. Amy Koch Resigned After Allegations

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch resigned her post Thursday after she was confronted by GOP Senate leaders about allegations of an inappropriate relationship with a Senate staffer, according to high level State Capitol sources.

Those sources confirmed that four Republican Senators held an emergency meeting with Koch Wednesday night, after multiple Senate staffers reported the possible improper conduct.

“Not fun, but we did what I think all of us feel is necessary and appropriate give the circumstances,” said Assistant Majority Leader Sen. Dave Senjem

GOP leaders won’t name the male staffer alleged to be involved with Senator Koch, but said he continues to work at the Senate. Because it is now a legal matter, they’ve turned over the complaints to the Secretary of the Senate for review.

“We don’t want the Minnesota senate to have that kind of work environment for our employees,” said Deputy Majority Leader Sen. Geoff Michel. “And so that’s why we felt we had to act.”

In a letter to Senate Republicans Thursday, Koch resigned as Senate Majority Leader and said she will not run for re-election next year.

In her letter, Koch wrote: “We cannot afford a lame duck leader in negotiations next session, which is why I am resigning my position as Majority Leader.”

Koch did not immediately return a call for comment.

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    1. orrest says:

      Whoa is right.. The party faithful will have no problems with any misdeeds. She will say she is sorry and life will go on. It is working for Newt. Well he said he learned. Tests of character for the gop is can you recite the party mantra, not what you do or have done.

    2. Amy and Amy ...whoa says:

      Gotta be the name…Senser a killer. Koch a switch hitter or loose goose. And we thoought the DFL had problems. 😦
      I feel for the kids in both families…one helluva thing to find out about Mommy Dearest huh

    3. Holy Bungo says:

      Whoa Whoa Whoa
      Think they were anal about things?
      just curious

    4. What!?! says:

      Whoa is right! First Herman now Amy!?!?! My my my! Could it be that Reps like to get their freak on? What would Jesus say about this? Tsk Tsk..

    5. Demosucks says:

      Anyone democrat who calls out Koch is an absolutely criminally pathetic forgetful Jones. Duh…Bill Clinton banging and blowing in the white house for 8 years. Even looked america in the eye and denied it.

      1. What!?! says:

        Bill Clinton – Really? – Most us us Dems couldn’t have cared less that Clinton was getting a little Hum on the side. The fact is most people in power do. The fact is Reps always feed us with their ” I live to serve god” garbage and ” I live with a higher moral standard than the rest” garbage. This just shows that Reps are just like the rest of us and we all like a little nookie from time to time.. Problem is if your married then you should be enjoying the loving with your spouse cause this is the christian thing to do.. hmmmm.. So yes I’m calling every rep out on their BS…

      2. max says:

        Yes, I remember. I also remember that the Republicans crucified him for it. Do you recall the impeachment proceeding? I also remember Gingrich leading the charge, while at the same time having an extra marital affair of his own.

        The shoe is now on the other foot with multiple Republicans caught with their pants down.

      3. Nick says:

        An abolutely criminally pathetic forgetful Jones??????????????????????????? Wow, arn’t your shorts in a knot though, and it has obviously shut off the blood supply to the groin area where the speech centers seem to be located. It gets more and more curious! Please indicate your planet!

    6. Rogelio says:

      Have you seen her behind? Bigger that Tony Sutton’s. Can you emagine!

      1. Jeffrey Smith says:

        I thought I saw Tony’s face in her caboose as she waddled in front of the camera.

  1. Todd W. Olson says:

    My, my, my. Brought to you by the Party of God.

    1. Citizen says:

      And the party of self-righteousness and the moral high road. What a joke!

  2. Swamp Rat says:

    Who Cares? If she allegedly played around with someone and was called on it; then fell on her proverbial politically sword buy resigning her leadership, and, then announced she was ‘not’ running for election again now then isn’t that enough to say good bye?

    Why do we have to drag this ignominious saga into the world view to be trashed in the mud of gossip? She made her mistake and now she is going to pay for it by withdrawing from politics. Enough said. Isn’t there other news in St.Paul to discuss?

    1. Little Tin God says:

      We probably “drag” this out because if she hadn’t been found out, she would have continued the relationship (which she still may) and would still have beat the morally superior drum that the GOP seem to constantly do.

    2. Steve Hansmann/East Central Minnesota says:

      Because it’s fun. Any time a bible-nazi gets their nose rubbed in their own perversions is a good day in my book.

  3. Ooooops!! says:

    Now about that family values thing!!

    Just wait though. I figure the first “but..but…but the Dems to it too” comment ought to be up here within the hour. Meaning another rightie has missed the entire point.

    1. Good for Both Ganders says:

      Classy is as classy does, bright lady. I am not a rightie. I just don’t care for hypocrites. You have to love the idea that you only have to uphold a standard of decency if you profess the importance of the standard. By the way, brightlady (sic), you might brush up on your use of ellipsis . . . .

    2. Good for Both Ganders says:

      I love that this statement is awaiting “moderation” when people talk about the ride share boogie and call her profane names using dollar signs as letters. Classy.

    3. It's About The Hypocrisy says:

      Let’s get this clear: One party’s behavior is no better than the other, but the Democrats don’t go around pretending to be the party of family values, anointed by the Almighty Himself the way the Republicans do to get the evangelical vote, and the evangelicals, god bless them, are gullible enough to buy their empty words. It’s all about the blatant hypocrisy.

      1. David J. Conklin says:

        You’ve got it! And the GOP would like you to drop it–whereas, if it had been a Democrat they’d be dragging out ad infinitum.

      2. Steve says:

        There’s a difference between being gullible and willful ignorance.

  4. Some guy says:

    Don’t get greedy there’s enough for all of us.

  5. The Late Mrs. John Edwards says:

    If true, this is a tragedy for her family. I guess we shouldn’t be surprised people are climbing all over themselves to express their joy over a sad situation. Her mistake, if true, is undeniable. People’s callousness is disappointing either way.

    1. Henk says:

      Some might say that using a Name like you are is very callous as well.

      1. Cold Truth says:

        An yet the point is made.

  6. tom says:

    Let us all enjoy this piece of news. After all, she lead the charge for the anti-gay marriage bill. Now tell us Amy, how gay marriage has affected the “sanctity” of your marriage! You hypocritical twit!

  7. cags777 says:

    Oh please, Dale. If you read this story, it would appear it was four Senate Republican leaders that forced her to resign – not the DFL. Look at this objectively instead being a troll and shooting the messenger.

    1. Dale Gribble says:

      Cags, of COURSE the Republican Senate leadership asked her to step down. They HAD to. The DFL framed her in such a fashion that to her innocence could never be substantiated to the standard required by the East Coast elitist cosmopolitan money-lenders who own the media. They had to ask her to step down to save the party from further damage at the hands of the DFL plot. These crafty swine have laid the trap so cleverly, in such a fashion as their kind is famous for.

      1. cags777 says:

        Are you kidding me, Dale? It was Senate staffers that came forward to the Senate GOP leaders, who then confronted Koch. The DFL, as it would appear, had nothing to do with this. How exactly are you getting your information that has you convinced this was a DFL set-up with “East Coast elitist cosmopolitan money”?

        1. keel says:

          Oh my….perhaps our friend Dale Gribble speaks “tongue-in-cheek”…you may want to relax a bit…

        2. Tom says:

          @cags 777

          Dale is a social conservatives nut job and we know how delusional they are! He know doubt believes that every time a conservatives gets caught they were set up.

      2. Mayhem says:

        typical GOP Gribble….I mean dribble….its always someone else’s fault because the GOP sucks and builds habits out of hypocrisy and doing moronic things.

        Your hockey helmets on too tight Dribble….ease up on the chin strap before you type. I dont even think you know what youre saying.

      3. mike says:

        Dying of brain cancer or just a toxic moron? Which is it?

  8. MrB says:

    Another DOLT, where are they coming from!????

  9. Gribble Dale says:

    Conspiracy theorist much? If you read the story, like read it using you eyes, the GOP forced her out, the DFL didn’t even have time to take a whiff.

  10. Conservative Dude says:

    Why do I suspect that Dale Gribble is actually a “straw man” used to make conservatives look nutty? Dale, if you’re for real, get off our side.

    1. Floater says:

      Leave Dale Gribble alone! He is one of the most educated and eloquent voices for conservatism. He provides remarkable insight into the inner workings of the conservative mind. Furthermore, Jesus loves reading Dale’s posts.

  11. Good for Both Ganders says:

    Where’s the moderator on this clear statement of crude sexual behavior?

  12. kevin says:

    All you liberals ,do you remember a guy named Bill clinton? He was the “leader of our nation”

    1. kate says:

      Yes, we do. And we’re pointing out what a bunch of hypocrites the republicans are since they are frequently claiming to be for ‘family values’ and are more moral than the democrats.

      1. Mayhem says:

        that argument works both ways.

        I’d be interested to see if your comment would be the same if it were a DFL’er.

        The GOP position shouldnt change…but hers should.

        1. Balanced Beam says:

          It has been exactly the same. When the John Edwards deal broke out, like the Lewinsky affair, I felt terrible for his wife and children. It has no effect on the validity of his policy arguments, but damages his capacity to be held in the high regard he should be as a political leader. And it hurts his family a lot, just like this has got to be awful for Amy’s husband and kids and parents, etc. These are real people, and real people mess up. The fact that anyone on either side gets so juiced up by this stuff when disclosed on either side is a poor reflection on all of us.

      2. Citizen says:

        @Balanced. Maybe if the GOP would just quit trying to shove their supposedly superior values down everyone’s throats (values they don’t adhere to themselves) people MIGHT take them seriously. The GOP is continually caught with their proverbial pants down (pun intended!). My husband always says that if you point a finger at someone, there are three pointing back at you. So the lesson is don’t point fingers, keep it professional, keep to solving the country’s problems.

        1. Balanced Beam says:

          Are you honestly pointing a finger about people pointing fingers? Really? You’re on your own, Citizen. If you can’t grasp that . . . .

      3. Tom says:

        @ kate

        Everytime a conservative gets caught they always bring up “Monica, Monica, Monica”. Conservatives are still upset that they couldn’t get him impeached. And that is because the majority of americans didn’t care!

        1. It's About The Hypocrisy says:

          Actually, Clinton did get impeached. They just couldn’t get a conviction to remove him from office. And that’s because he did not commit any “high crimes and misdemeanors”. He lied about getting a hummer.

          1. Tom says:

            @ Its about the Hypocrisy

            The only ones who wanted him out of office so bad were the Social Conservatives in this country. The Majoirty of Americans didn’t care because they knew that Clinton was not the only politician in the White House , etc , to have done this sort of thing. And Social Conservatives have this delusional idea in their head that their politicians do not do this sort of thing because they live their lives by high morals and values. But when they get caught it is a “witchhunt”.

      4. Keith Stone says:

        Hanging the hypocrite label is funny. And the democrats are the “peoples party” right? So everytime they defund or cut a social program for welfare-baby-machine-scammers we should call them out? And call them hypocrites?

        1. Meredith says:

          If a politician of either party goes on about helping the poor and then helps to defeat or defund a program, yes, they should be called out for hypocrisy.

    2. Kellen Dunkelberger says:

      How is this relevant?

      1. Joe says:

        See the entry in the dictionary under “hypocrite.” Does that help?

    3. Mayhem says:

      all you anti-liberals, operative word being “was.”

      not leading much of anything anymore.

    4. MrB says:

      I remember Bill Clinton, wasn’t he the first to climb Mount Everest!🙂

    5. jimmy says:

      I remember Bill Clinton we had a surplus when he was our leader.

    6. ChrisHay10 says:

      Yes I do. However, Bill Clinton didn’t pass judgment on others by introducing a constitutional amendment oppressing an entire group of people

      Do you know some of these people? Newt Gingrich, Mark Sanford, Arnold Schwarzenegger, John McCain, Bob Dole.

      1. Conservative Dude says:

        Those guys are all Democrats in disguise. Now, John Grunseth, there’s a real Republican. Wait. Um . . . .

      2. BrianB says:

        I agree she deserves it, but not the best defense by saying Bill was a friend to gays. Bill Clinton is the one who signed the Defense of Marriage Act. Not a constitutional amendment, but a BIG part of the problem that we still have.

    7. Carl says:

      Nice, if all fails, blame a former Democrat, Tea Party folks are good at that. Don’t answer, blame a Democrat. Michell… just answer the question!!

    8. BABS says:

      Yes I remember Bill Clinton, but what I remember more is that the Republicians in
      congress spent the better half of 4 years trying to impeach him and digging through all aspects of his life.
      But how does his affair relate to what is going on here in MN?
      Or better yet justify it?

  13. moopie says:

    this has got to be a satirical reply. ha ha ha, good one, dale!

  14. Ghost of Ted Kennedy says:

    What is the big deal?

    1. Joe says:

      It’s the hypocrisy, stupid.

      1. David J. Conklin says:

        Amen! But the GOP is shameless. They love their sins–and they’ll die in hell with them.

  15. Citizen says:

    Conservatives always miss the point that the GOP holds themselves out to be the morally upright party, and yet they keep having feet of clay and scandal after scandal. I don’t care what anyone does in his/her personal life as long as they don’t try to be better than anyone else. If you talk the talk, you d@mn well better walk the walk!

    1. Balanced Beam says:

      I saw a DFLer driving an SUV today. I saw another DFLer walk right past a poor person without giving them someone else’s money. What gives?

      The inability to adhere to a standard does not destroy the independent value of advocating or pursuing the standard. If a highway patrol officer gets a DWI do we suddenly determine DWI is o.k.?

      1. Citizen says:

        Yes, the inability to adhere to a standard one professes to advocate makes one a hypocrite and causes the rest of your words to lose all value. A cop who gets a DWI is far worse than any ordinary citizen who gets a DWI because the cop is the enforcer of the law which he cannot abide by. Your logic is twisted. Amy’s party professes to have the moral high ground, rectitude, and self-righteousness, and look down their collective noses at everyone else even as they DO NOT PRACTICE WHAT THEY PREACH!

        1. Balanced Beam says:

          Actually, it is not. You aren’t comprehending it. You are not going after Amy by herself, but all Conservatives. That would be like saying all highway patrol officers are unworthy of respect because one messed up. Are you tracking now?

          Amy’s party does not profess to have the moral high ground in my view. The party professes that policies that support families help society, because the evidence is clear that families are good for kids and society in a number of ways. As same-sex couple become more accepted, I expect they will be included in that framework (except for certain religious folks in both parties).

          Do wealthy Democrats pay the higher tax rates they support or the rates that exist? They can legitimately propose what they believe to be good policy despite not currently following it by choice or lack of self-control.

          1. Citizen says:

            This rant of yours about the GOP wanting to help families is ludicrous. The GOP is the party that supports the fiscal policies that are destroying the middle class and destroying families. I have to laugh at the statement, “as same-sex couple(sic) becomes more accepted.” By whom? They are already accepted by the majority of the populace. Just you conservatives that have problems with discrimination here, among other problems. And as long as you choose to state I am going after all conservatives, that is simply not true. I only “go after” those conservatives espousing the moral high road (which seems to be most of them) and then not practicing what they preach. Tom Emmer and his DWI come to mind. The GOP owing $500,000 on the last election while advocating fiscal responsibility for everyone else. Do I really need to go on?

            1. Balanced Beam says:

              First of all, the GOP owes WAY more than $500,000.00 . . . .

              All of you attacks are ad hominem. Explain why the policies are bad. Do you advocate sleeping around?

              (By the way, same-sex couples are not as accepted as you think. If the marriage definition amendment fails in Minnesota, it will be the first in the nation.)

              1. Citizen says:

                OOoooh, big words! I’m so intimidated by your superior intellect–not. Your party is the party of bankrupt morals and bankrupt fiscal policies and targeted destruction of the middle class. There isn’t enough space here to explain why the GOP policies are bad. Let’s just say there is thirty years’ of proof starting with Ronnie Raygun and continuing to this day.

                1. Balanced Beam says:

                  Which were the big words? I’m not tracking. I love the Wayne’s World reference, though.

                  It would be hard to grasp, I reckon, but the conservative philosophy is that government power, while most often employed with positive effect, is coercive and should be exercised cautiously. The Democrats are not beholden to a philosophy other than electoral success at this point, which is accomplished by purchasing allegiance with tax money (or borrowing). That, my dear Citizen, is the difference. Everything else is bluster.

                2. Citizen says:

                  And, Balanced, the GOP is the party dedicated to the defeat of President Obama in 2012 even if it bankrupts the United States morally and fiscally. And that is the definition of “treason.”

      2. jimmy says:

        Balanced Beam I remember Ronald Reagan our first divorced president. After that divorce became OK.

        1. Balanced Beam says:

          Pretty sure the divorce rate in the 70s was pretty high. Nice attempt, though. Not that presidential behavior cannot influence things. After Clinton, cigar sales soared among men having affairs with interns.

          1. Citizen says:

            I’m beginning to think you “boys” are jealous of President Clinton. A good-looking, alpha male, who was a Rhodes scholar who balanced the budget and had to fight off women. Sure can’t say any of those things about any Republican president we’ve ever had!

            1. Balanced Beam says:

              Silly Citizen. Newt wasn’t a Rhodes Scholar. Wait. What were you talking about?

              1. Citizen says:

                Try to follow the thread, Balanced. I’m talking about President Clinton, one of our greatest Presidents. Bill Clinton was an alpha male, good-looking, highly intelligent, and irresistible to women. Newt is a newt–you know, a member of the salamander family.

                1. Balanced Beam says:

                  O.k. First, duh. It was pretty obvious who you were talking about. Second, are you honestly playing a game with names? That’s your political discourse? Do your parents know you are on the computer?

                2. Citizen says:

                  Balanced, does your work release supervisor know you are on the computer? When you run out of justifications, you CONservatives can always call names and hurl insults.

    2. Matt says:

      Again – I am a conservative and understand the difference between personal and politics. Here would be my counter to your point. Look who is leading the GOP race right now for President – Newt Gingrich. Quite frankly, he has not shyed away from this – although he has made some stupid comments as to why he did it, at least he is not out there denying it. I beleive that your take is an over-generalization of where conservatives are today. Yes, yuo will fundamentalists but you will still have those that have a sense of sanity.

      1. Citizen says:

        Newt is just morally bankrupt, but at least he doesn’t hide it.

        1. It's About The Hypocrisy says:

          It would be hard to put that cat back into the bag after more than 10 years.

  16. jimmy says:

    “Capital Sources” So only 4 GOP Senators were there. One of them had to run to the press, let’s play guess who. I’m betting Dave Thompson any one else.

  17. Citizen says:

    So, report the post. WordPress only identifies certain words.

    1. Good for Both Ganders says:

      The moderator cleaned them up. Thank you.

      1. Good for me anyway says:

        Are you a transgender person half done?
        Or a wanna be tranny or just a boring bi ?
        We need to know so we can clean up your dribble there gribble

  18. shame says:

    My God, who does she think she is, Bill Clinton?

    1. Monica says:

      now that is funny… oh for all you short term memory problems left wing dems, Bill Clinton was a presedent not too long ago…

  19. Journeyone says:

    Her and Newt must be tight. She can run for President soon.

  20. BlaBlaBla says:

    It seems that She took someone husband. She deserve it then. Sry Wifey .

  21. moral what says:

    I’m in the GOP and moral highground is about 20 seats in back of stopping spending. Point is who cares about this. The libs are by their very nature unethical and immoral. It is a prerequisite to want to take what does not belong to you to be a dem. They are proud of it and embrace it.

    1. jimmy says:

      I bought tabs for my car

      1. Mark D says:

        By selling your food stamps, no doubt.

    2. kate says:

      The assumption that “libs are by their very nature unethical and immoral” is why liberals are howling over this sort of behavior. It isn’t the nature of either party to behave like this. It is the nature of people. Spouting the idea that you are morally superior to others because you are republican is what is so offensive.
      And I like you state “GOP and moral highground is about 20 seats in back” but then call liberals immoral.

    3. Orrest says:

      @ moral what. It would be immoral to blindly assail liberals nature they way you did. The only unmoral act of a liberal people would be is to have a different philosophy than you. In regards to spending you turn a very blind eye to what the GOP nationally has done.

  22. robert says:

    Republician Party = Party of Hyprocisy.

    1. Bob says:

      Dem Party = Party of Hyprocisy.

      1. froggyalley says:

        Hypocrisy is the correct spelling.
        Cut-and-pasting stupidity is double stupid. I thought you were smarter than a Dem, Bob.

      2. Gary says:

        I know you are but what am I? I know you are but what am I? I know you are but what am I? I know you are but what am I?

  23. john says:

    I have been wondering with the increased number of women in politics when one of them was going to get caught having an affair. Numbers would say it was bound to happen. I do not care if it was GOP or DFL. Just knew it was going tohappen to someone sooner or later. Congrats to Ms Koch, nice job. Hopefully they replace her with someone who has some commen sence and can work for the people no the party!

  24. john says:

    I has a felling a female was going to caught someday. Odds were it had to happen.

  25. Murph says:

    Going steady with jelly donuts and chocolate malts is not appropriate for a GOP’er?

  26. lol says:

    Lol. This is supposedly worse behavior for a GOP politician because of the party’s social conservatism. It’s perfectly OK behavior for a Democrat I guess, since they have exchanged any sort of moral code for one of political expediency. Really then, a philandering Democrat would simply be practicing what his/her party preaches: moral relativity.

    1. A Einstein says:

      Wow. Someone actually gets the distinction! Nice job, “lol.” It’s a little like people who club baby Harp Seals gloating when they hear one of the people protesting the killing of baby Harp Seals hits a deer with his car. It’s nothing about the issue, just sullying people who disagree with you.

    2. It's About The Hypocrisy says:

      First, Einstein, it’s moral relativism, not moral relativity. Second, they don’t preach it, they just don’t run around going all high and mighty about how god told them to run. Government simply does not have any business dictating private behavior, so yes, I for one do get warm fuzzies when one of those self-righteous “libertarian” Republican hypocrites goes down.

  27. Women - sheesh says:

    I have a perfect idea! How’s about we just dump all the females in government and business positions because they really don’t do cr@p compared to men. Stay home and wipe baby butts like you’re supposed to…

  28. Dah says:

    The best part is adultery is rampant, there is plenty of you in here whos signifigant others are fooling around on you and you don’t even know it haha. Yow realize it when you get herpes.

  29. ghotierman says:

    Seems there are four female and one male staffer in her office. What are the odds the ‘inappropriate relationship’ involved a female staffer?

  30. G Dog says:

    So was the senate staffer a male or a female?

    Just askin’!

    1. tuity fruity says:

      So is her family …… you did what Mother ? ! grossssssssssssssss

    2. It's About The Hypocrisy says:

      The news video specifically says the staffer is male.

  31. G Dog says:

    So was the staffer a male or a female?

  32. Wis_RULES says:

    You have to admint….she is kind of hot!!

    1. It's About The Hypocrisy says:

      Which goes to show there’s someone for everyone.

  33. Bob 2 says:

    Has anyone confirmed the gender of this staffer?

    1. It's About The Hypocrisy says:

      Watch the video. Male.

  34. Tom says:

    Some just can’t handle power…and that goes for BOTH sides of the Isle…

  35. just a guess says:

    I think there were some other sudden resignations in Oct. I wonder if they are related

  36. @jason says:

    L M F A O
    wet my undies … thanks. I needed a laugh

  37. alan says:

    Must have been the power. Couldn’t have been the bod.

  38. Meloline says:

    Bill Clinton was a presedent not too long ago… blue dress, cigars…remember?

    1. David J. Conklin says:

      Hmmm, 8 years, plus was “not too long ago”? And yet when this story comes out the GOP ditto-heads want us to to drop it and move on.

  39. seals says:

    Bill Clinton was a presedent not too long ago… blue dress, cigars…remember?

    1. G Dog says:

      Spelling. Remember how?

  40. tired of the gossip news says:

    who cares! move on don’t need to hear this over and over and over and over for the next 3 months on the news or read it in print. the news media has nothing better to report on than this?

  41. V.L. Chapter says:

    Another GPO bites the dust. Voters will you PLEASE wake up!!!! Gingrich, Bachman, Cain should I go on???? The GOP believe they are above the law and moral Christians…..really?

    1. T Jefferson says:

      Holy smokes, what a ridiculous argument. Voters should back a party regardless of whether they have any idea how to govern well because a few individuals make human error. The Democrats are smart. Do not stand for any standards, and you cannot be held to them.

      If this is true, Amy lacks the judgment to lead her caucus. Don’t vote for her. Consider other Republicans based on their policy positions. if you don’t like them, don’t support them. if you do, they should get your vote.

  42. Hungry Eyes says:

    I bet it was Tony Sutton.

  43. Barf!!! says:

    Dear God in Heaven, can you imagine what the poor sap had to see when she took her clothes off?

  44. OCB for life says:

    I have not heard Big Bottoms by Spinal Tap in years.

  45. barrister says:

    Ha! What a joke! Finally GOTCHA!! Another hypocrite Rubepublican!!

  46. rich says:

    Hopefull she wasnt on top

  47. Murph says:

    Where did she pick the guy up.Across the street from the society for the blind!

  48. richard says:

    Lets see…sutton the fiscal conservative gets kicked out for running up a huge debt and his partner in crime is apparently doing “things” she should not be doing. We get this hypocricy from the party of the moral majority.

  49. Murph says:

    As a need to know! The GOP has said the obviously sight impaired partner in this affair is a “HE”.Obviously an afficiando of very soft cushions and over stuffed chairs!

  50. insignificant says:

    again i will say…the left/right paradigm in politics is a facade…what the lady did on her own time is her own dang buisness,eh?…both parties are engaged in the same shinanigans and have the same masters…so dems keep bashin’ the pubs,’n’ pubs keep bashin the dems, ’cause this is how the masters like it,a divided country solving zero problems ,senates both fed ‘n’ state in gridlock over issues,as the american way o’ life plumets into a dark abyss of tyranny…and the lame-stream media just wants to keep the sheeples brains occupyed with gossip…wake up

  51. just me says:

    she is very sexy lucky dude

  52. RIII says:

    I was not aware they still had liquor in their offices.

  53. llp says:

    who cares, you people are so lame

  54. Amys dad says:

    Too bad this thousand pounder was given the name Amy. Amy is a good name. This billion pound slob doesn’t deserve the name.

  55. BABS says:

    WHAT ARE YOU SMOKING AND WHERE CAN I GET SOME?

  56. fritzie says:

    I don’t think I heard anything in this story about the “Inappropriate relationship” being sexual. There’s a lot of leaping to conclusions, above.

  57. Pragomatic says:

    ALL these A-Type pols are d-bags. LOL reading how the two sides always find ways to blame each other for everything. Got news for you: BOTH libs and cons suck – you people are the problem not the solution. You are all despicable loonatics and all of you are to blame for this state’s and this nation’s woes.

  58. Larry F. says:

    She’s a human and makes mistakes and sins then, hopefully, asks for forgiveness. Who has not strayed from morality? Her political party will soon jettison her from their ranks. If she is ever retrieved and reunited it will be a sign of her party’s willingness to forgive. All of you cretins comparing her to Newt without expressing an understanding of the act of forgiveness seal your own fate of judgement. Some of you may think my statement is flawed and somehow partisan. Guess what!? WRONG. Hell may not truly exist as property a group may occupy. For those of you who disbelieve your final moments of consciousness will be your meeting with Saint Peter and your descending to hell, your hell is forever knowing you were evil the instant you die. For true believers those final moments will be a joyous reunion with lovely souls of the past, forever in union and forever in love. I choose the good path and forgive this wayward soul.

  59. Edna says:

    Well, I suppose big bottomed people everywhere can take a bit of encouragement from this.

    1. miskito says:

      haha that is pretty funny Edna!!!!

  60. Ravensara says:

    I do think it’s sad a woman leader has to resign. She made a mistake, and is doing what is required. That said, the comments on this board are pretty revolting. Whatever she did, she is standing up the way she needs to. Anyone listen to Holder’s comments lately? I’m not slamming dems, but this country is experiencing a shocking loss of freedom and the corruption is a far cry more of a concern to me than a woman who made a career altering mistake that huts her family, but not our country.

    1. Jeffrey Smith says:

      Oh, she has every comment coming. She has been rude, abrasive, and nothing short of a total bully and liar. A hypocrite as well. I love how these republicans continue to claim moral high ground, yet swim in the sewers when they think nobody’s looking. oink, oink, Amy.

  61. Doy doy says:

    That woman is a true FATTY! Nothing like a fatty in politics – they go hand in hand. And what’s with that cr@p hair coloring? Yes, time to get your FAT @$$ outta’ here, Amy.

  62. WFC says:

    This story really matters, over a 130 comments. Get a life.

  63. joe says:

    Have you ever seen how big her ass is? It sure would a challenge to mount her. Why did he climb that mountain? Because it was there.

  64. kevin says:

    Hey citizen, Clinton may have had the looks of a alpha male but have you taken a look at all the liberal women? They are as ugly as a mud fence compared to all the conseritive women.

    1. Citizen says:

      @kevin. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I think conservative women are ugly inside and out.

  65. Kevin says:

    It’s the good catholic upbringing.

  66. Roman says:

    Let the sunshine in! Senator Koch needs to disclose the details of her lifestyle while in office.

  67. Montreal says:

    Let the sunshine in! Senator Koch needs to disclose the details of her lifestyle while in office.

  68. Murph says:

    Our radio station here is playing Beatles’ ‘will you still need me,will you still feed me’ “When I’m 64” Doing so in honor of their total disgust for the GOP Congress and GOP ideology! Dozens of times a day we are being reminded what age,class and color discrimination is all about! Sgt Pepper to the rescue of granny and gramps! As a giganto consumer,she will be missed by area eateries,but few others!

  69. NotClaimingToBeHolierThanThou says:

    Hypocrisy brought to you by the “defense of marriage/moral majority” party…
    yeah, sucks to be a lying hypocrite in an age of cell phone cameras, near instant videos, and audio recording pens….

  70. Swamp Fox says:

    Okay, WCCO commenting thread fans;

    Washington DC has its political quirks, political idiosyncrasies, power grabbers, and ethics(?)(Ho! Ho! Ho!) problems now we are finally seeing the DC Politics Syndrome become part of the ST.Paul Capitol political scene. Who doesn’t agree that the recent Legislative political machinations in St.Paul reflect the political microcosms that permeate our state and national politics? We definitely get who we vote for or wanted in office by the electoral choices we make.

    Senator Koch escapades(/) or ethical issues mirror the old political idiom that “Power corrupts absolutely”. When the folks we elected to fulfill a job they promised us to do fail to achieve meaningful results then we have only ourselves to blame. As for Senator Koch, she may have been a tough GOP/Tea Party politician and Senate majority leader but she is only human. Like us prone to make occasional major and stupid personal choices. However, Senator Koch forgot that sooner-or-later misdeeds have a way to haunt us and surface to public view.

    Before her situation gets exponentially messier, Sen. Koch should resign her elected office totally before the MN Senate, according to their governing rules, convenes Ethics Committee hearings. Not only has she hurt herself personally but she has tarnished the institution of the MN Legislature in general. Otherwise, we, Minnesotans, are going to see a messy Legislative session if cool heads don’t prevail.

    The MN GOP/T-Party has a mess to clean up in their ranks over this scandalous breach of ethics. Isn’t time the GOP/T-Partyers start thinking about Minnesota and its problems by getting to work? November 2012 is fast approaching, I have a long memory for political missteps and my vote as well as as a vast majority other voters will clean the MN political landscape if nothing gets accomplished.

    Enough said, let’s see if the Legislature can get things done…………

  71. Swamp Fox says:

    Okay, WCCO commenting thread fans;

    Washington DC has its political quirks, political idiosyncrasies, power grabbers, and ethics(?)(Ho! Ho! Ho!) problems now we are finally seeing the DC Politics Syndrome become part of the ST.Paul Capitol political scene. Who doesn’t agree that the recent Legislative political machinations in St.Paul reflect the political microcosms that permeate our state and national politics? We definitely get who we vote for or wanted in office by the electoral choices we make.

    Senator Koch escapades(/) or ethical issues mirror the old political idiom that “Power corrupts absolutely”. When the folks we elected to fulfill a job they promised us to do fail to achieve meaningful results then we have only ourselves to blame. As for Senator Koch, she may have been a tough GOP/Tea Party politician and Senate majority leader but she is only human. Like us prone to make occasional major and stupid personal choices. However, Senator Koch forgot that sooner-or-later misdeeds have a way to haunt us and surface to public view.

    Before her situation gets exponentially messier, Sen. Koch should resign her elected office totally before the MN Senate, according to their governing rules, convenes Ethics Committee hearings. Not only has she hurt herself personally but she has tarnished the institution of the MN Legislature in general. Otherwise, we, Minnesotans, are going to see a messy Legislative session if cool heads don’t prevail.

    The MN GOP/T-Party has a mess to clean up in their ranks over this scandalous breach of ethics. Isn’t time the GOP/T-Partyers start thinking about Minnesota and its problems by getting to work? November 2012 is fast approaching, I have a long memory for political missteps and my vote as well as as a vast majority other voters will clean the MN political landscape if nothing gets accomplished.

    Enough said, let’s see if the Legislature can get things done…………

  72. groove says:

    And to think she helped lead the charge to get the Marriage Amendment on next years ballot. I believe it is called karma.

  73. Murph says:

    Hopefully she can keep all three of her chins up thru the present and enduring ordeal! But hey,GOP’ers really do deserve to be punished when they act sanctimonious and do the exact opposite.Harsh responders have no need to feel remorse on such things!

  74. Marcus says:

    “Thou Shall Not Covet thy Neighbors Wife..” See!!!! By default Amy Koch is off the hook.. There are two things that are best done while on your knees.. One of them is Praying and the other is ???????? Amy seems to have them both down pat…

  75. Jeffrey Smith says:

    Could the woman’s ass be any bigger? Only if it looked like Tony Sutton. Come to think of it, her ass DOES look like Tony Sutton. Amy has a much more masculine voice than the Burrito King.

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