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Nebraska lawmaker quits after tweet about Women's March protesters sparks outrage

Nebraska lawmaker quits after tweet about Women's March protesters sparks outrage

An outspoken Nebraska state legislator who was fined for having cybersex using a state computer resigned Wednesday after causing further outrage by sending a tweet that implied participants at the Women's March were too unattractive to be victims of sexual assault. 

Republican Sen. Bill Kintner announced at a news conference in the state Capitol that he would step down from the seat he has held since 2012. He made the announcement less than an hour before Nebraska lawmakers were scheduled to debate whether to expel him — the first time the Legislature would have taken such an action in recent history. 

Kintner, of Papillion, retweeted a comment Sunday by conservative...

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