Nebraska, you’ve got some ‘splainin’ to do. Well, not all of Nebraska, just their Republican Lt. Governor Rick Sheehy. In fact, he owes Nebraska thousands of ‘splanations.
(CNN) – Nebraska Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy resigned on Saturday following a newspaper report that he used his state-issued cell phone to place thousands of late-night calls to women.
The Omaha World-Herald reported it had uncovered around 2,000 calls to four women. The calls were “long conversations held in the wee hours of the night,” according to the paper, which said it had requested records related to the calls.
Gov. Dave Heineman said, “I had trusted him and that trust was broken.”
Sheehy and his wife had filed for divorce last year. They’d been married for 29 years, a marriage his ex called “irretrievably broken.” Gee, can’t imagine why. He seems like such a fine, trustworthy sort.
Sheehy sometimes made calls numerous times a day, with the conversations lasting anywhere from a few minutes to more than an hour. One woman he frequently called, Dr. Theresa Hatcher of Bellevue, Neb., told the Associated Press that she and Sheehy had maintained a long-term relationship after they met during a meeting of emergency responders Texas in 2008.