Tuesday, January 23, 2018

#TXLEGE: Miles NO-SHOWS first public event post Sexual Predator revelations

"Woe to those who seek deep to hide their counsel far from the Lord,
And their works are in the dark;
They say, “Who sees us?” and, “Who knows us?”
Isaiah 29:15

[Note: The livestream for the event, with Even Smith's brief comment, can be seen here.]

For the past couple months, Senator Borris Miles has lived under a cloud following multiple credible reports in the national media about predatory sexual behavior in the Texas Legislature.  Miles had been scheduled to appear this afternoon at a Texas Tribune event in Houston.  It had been widely assumed that, whatever lame defense Senator Miles might make, he would make it at this afternoon's event.

Which makes the following development very interesting:

During his event introduction, Evan Smith simply said "Senator Miles' office informed us last night that he would not be able to attend today's event."

Really?!?  Obviously, it's not a secret how this website feels about the reports surrounding Senator Miles.  But, if he's ever willing to present it, we'd love to hear his side of the story.

Finally, it'll be interesting to see how other Senators react to today's development.  To date, not a single Senator has called for Borris Miles to resign.  But no-showing an event where you were widely expected to address (however belatedly) the horrible stories that have been floating around about you for months is a pretty significant progression.

Bottom Line: At some point, you have to explain your actions, and if you fail to show up at an event were you were widely expected to do so, you can't be surprised when people assume the worst.

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