Nebraska Lt. Gov. Sheehy Resigns Amid Scandal

Nebraska Lt. Gov. Sheehy Resigns Amid Scandal


Nebraska Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy stepped down from office earlier today. Sheehy is involved in a scandal revolving around four women who have been receiving calls from his state-issued cell phone. The resignation was announced by Gov. Dave Heineman in a news conference this morning. Sheehy did not appear at the news conference.

In the news conference Gov. Heineman said,

“As public officials, we are rightly held to a higher standard. I had trusted him, and that trust was broken.”

The story was first broke by the Omaha World-Herald. Apparently the calls took place over the past four years. One of the women he frequently called told the Associated Press that she and Sheehy had maintained a long-term relationship after they met at a convention of emergency responders in Texas in 2008. In his position as lieutenant governor, Sheehy was over the state’s emergency management efforts.

Records released by the governor’s office revealed thousands of late night phone calls to the four women. Dr. Theresa Hatcher who was in the long term relationship with Sheehy told the AP she thought she was the only one, but “apparently, I was grossly mistaken.”

Sheehy was considered the front-runner in the Republican Primary for the governor’s seat in the 2014 election. Earlier Gov. Heineman had endorsed Seehy, but now doubts he will stay in the race.

  • Bexcee

    Men are such idgits. If they would not put themselves in compromising
    places/positions they wouldn’t be as likely to act on temptations. And they will be tempted. Nirmal male physiology. Just wisdom to ‘flee sexual temotation’.

    • Ron Koehler

      Very sexist remark. Shame on you.

  • Debra Barron Bradley

    What an idiot

  • Mike Yerion

    Another case of an idiot politician. People of the US you had better wake up and start voting these current sleazy pols, both republicans and democrats, out of office.

  • Kat Blakely

    But the media is silent on Menendez and the happy hookers.