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Scott Bedke is Corrupt and Must Be Removed

Scott Bedke is Corrupt and Must Be Removed

October 1, 2020 | by Adonijah Mehr

Speaker of the house, Scott Bedke, is a corrupt and duplicitous hypocrite, and he must be removed from office immediately. There is not time or room to build the entire case against Bedke's remarkably corrupt and immoral behavior as Speaker of the House, but his recent actions in the Idaho Special Session are proof and evidence enough to demonstrate the corrupt nature of his character.

What Did Scott Bedke Do Wrong During the Special Session?

It is well known that Scott Bedke is holding on to his position as Speaker of the House by the narrowest of margins and support. He desperately wants to maintain his position of power and control, as do the lobbying groups, like IACI, who control him.

However, the voters and good legislators of Idaho have not been happy with his lack of action and leadership during Governor Brad Little's unconstitutional lockdown orders.

In order to garner support and to feign his own frustration against the Governor's illegal lockdown orders, Scott Bedke led the Idaho House of Representatives to pass House Concurrent Resolution 1 (HCR1) during the special session—which would have effectively ended the Governor's lockdown orders.

Bedke even stepped down from his position temporarily as Speaker, so that he could "debate" and offer his support in favor of House Concurrent Resolution 1 (HCR1):
Immediately thereafter, once the resolution was passed in the House of Representatives, Speaker of the House Scott Bedke—who just voted in favor of HCR1—walked over to the Idaho State Senate and demanded of them that they do not pass the resolution in the Senate. In fact, he asked them to not even hear the bill!

Imagine that! Scott Bedke, in a pretentious, hypocritical and duplicitous act of corruption, feigned his own support for this resolution to end the lockdown orders, only for him to ensure that it DID NOT GET PASSED in the Senate, effectively ending any prospect for the resolution to pass.

Now, many Idaho legislators have heard this story and know that this, did in fact, happen. But undoubtedly, Bedke will try to deny it. However, there are too many legislators who witnessed it or heard about it firsthand.

If Bedke does try to deny it however, we are fortunate to have received a recording of Senator Fred Martin admitting to an Idaho voter that Scott Bedke did this very thing. Listen to it for yourself:
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Fred Martin admits that Scott Bedke told the Senate not to hear HCR1.
This is not just pretentious and hypocritical—it is downright wicked and corrupt behavior. The Idaho House of Representatives should be ashamed of Scott Bedke. Any member of the House of Representatives who would knowingly support this type of leader should likewise be ashamed of themselves.

The solution to this problem is simple—do not support Scott Bedke ever again! Vote him out of the office of Speaker of the House. Do not ever again, have confidence in this corrupt man. Below is the current lineup of "House Leadership" that Fred Martin claims supported Bedke's request to kill House Concurrent Resolution 1 during the special session, WHICH THEY ALL VOTED FOR:
Idaho House Leadership
UPDATE - Assistant Majority Leader Jason Monks has contacted the Freedom Man PAC (10/1/2020) and stated that it is "absolutely not true" and that he was not represented in the aforementioned action. Fred Martin's claim which included "house leadership" should therefore not be attributed to House Representative Jason Monks.

How unbelievably hypocritical and corrupt must you be to VOTE for House Concurrent Resolution 1 to end the Governor's state of emergency order, only to ask the Senate to then KILL THE RESOLUTION? Take a look for yourself, here are the votes from the floor of the House of Representatives when the vote was taken:
Voting on HCR1
MAJOR STORY UPDATE
In response to ongoing developments regarding this story, I sent out the following email today (October 1, 2020) to our subscribers:

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Earlier today we sent out a mass email to our Idaho subscribers detailing the duplicity and hypocrisy of Speaker of the House, Scott Bedke. It included an audio recording of Senator Fred Martin describing how Bedke went over to the Senate after voting for House Concurrent Resolution 1, and told the Senate not to hear the bill.

This has caused quite a stir in the legislature with lots of hysteria, name calling, finger pointing, and blame. Ultimately Fred Martin wrote a retraction letter and sent it to members of the legislature. Here is what his letter said in it’s entirety:

[Fred writing] Yesterday I was made aware of a negative online attack from a political special interest group on Speaker of the House Scott Bedke. I was horrified to find that a recording of a private conversation of mine was being used in this attack.

I had a private conversation with a person several weeks ago. As we were discussing various issues, including the Special Session of the Legislature in August, I repeated a story involving Idaho House of Representatives' leadership. At the time of the conversation, I believed my comments to be accurate, but I was in error. I have since learned that the story was totally untrue. Unfortunately, I did not have any firsthand knowledge of what transpired and should not have repeated a secondhand account.

The PAC that is attacking the Speaker of the House is led by a former political opponent of mine who lost an election against me. This PAC has worked recently to defame and discredit Idaho conservatives, attack Idaho's Republican leaders, and attack Idaho's businesses. I publicly reject this attack against the Speaker and believe good Idahoans should reject these tactics. I know that the Speaker of the House has advocated for common-sense solutions and has sincerely supported ending emergency orders without Legislative oversight. I apologize to the Speaker and to members of House Republican Leadership to the extent that any statement I made would be construed otherwise. It was my fault and I fully apologize.

Fred


I’d like to respond to Fred Martin’s retraction, because it, as always, is full of lies and deceit:

FRED: As we were discussing various issues, including the Special Session of the Legislature in August, I repeated a story involving Idaho House of Representatives' leadership. At the time of the conversation, I believed my comments to be accurate, but I was in error. I have since learned that the story was totally untrue. Unfortunately, I did not have any firsthand knowledge of what transpired and should not have repeated a secondhand account.
It appears Fred can’t keep up with his own lies. Apparently the meeting Fred was talking about was the Senate caucus meeting. And if you listen to the audio recording, you will find that Fred plainly claims to have personally been in that meeting. Yet, here in his retraction he is trying to claim it was a “secondhand account” and that he did not have “firsthand knowledge.” Well here again is the transcript of the audio recording:

“[Fred Speaking] So you know, the House Concurrent Resolution number one, that was passed during the special session—it was passed by the House. Two minutes after it was passed, we, the Senate, was in a meeting. We get a knock on our door. One of the Senators went out. It was the House leadership telling us to absolutely do NOT hear that bill. The House leadership, representing the House, told the Senate ABSOLUTELY do not hear House Concurrent Resolution number one."

So which one is it Fred? Did you lie on the phone call, or did you lie to members of the legislature in your retraction? Which lie are you going to stick with? We’ll call this LIE #1 in this letter.

FRED: The PAC that is attacking the Speaker of the House is led by a former political opponent of mine who lost an election against me. This PAC has worked recently to defame and discredit Idaho conservatives, attack Idaho's Republican leaders, and attack Idaho's businesses.
The PAC he is mentioning is our PAC, the Freedom Man PAC. And yes, our Communications Director, Diego Rodriguez, did lose a Senate race against Fred Martin in 2014. But what does that have to do with Scott Bedke and his hypocrisy? Martin is simply trying to shift the attention off of his own lies.

Additionally, which "Idaho Conservatives" have we at the Freedom Man PAC tried to defame? Unless Fred Martin can show what “Idaho conservative” was “defamed and discredited” by the Freedom Man PAC, then we’ll have to call that LIE #2. Sure, we are well known for exposing Governor Brad Little’s unethical and illegal actions and we will continue to expose him and any other Republican who is corrupt. But please show me one “conservative” that we have defamed or discredited? On the contrary, we have a good relationship with Idaho’s conservative legislators and we will continue to do so. We support the Constitution and the founding principles of this country. Any Idaho legislator who likewise supports Freedom, Liberty, and the Constitution will always get support from the Freedom Man PAC.

But RINOs, liars, the corrupt, and pretty much anybody sponsored or controlled by IACI and other government cronies will never be supported by the Freedom Man PAC.

And what singular business have we attacked? Name one. Just one. Unless Fred can demonstrate where we’ve done this, we’ll just call that LIE #3. We have never and would never attack an honest Idaho business. Perhaps Fred Martin is talking about IACI who is the largest and most corrupt lobbying organization in Idaho. They, of course, should not and would not be categorized by anybody as one of “Idaho’s businesses,” but rather as one of Idaho’s “lobbying organizations.” (Who just happens to be the largest, most powerful, most influential, and most corrupt.)

Finally, to further underscore what Scott Bedke has done, consider the additional audio recording we have attached to this email [playable below], from the Nate Shelman show, where Speaker Bedke calls the house vote on HCR1 “symbolic.” Why would he say that? Because that’s all it meant to him and that perfectly aligns with what we know he did when he told the Senate to not hear HCR1—just like Fred Martin admitted.

So Fred just keeps stepping in it. Three lies in just one email retraction. I can’t wait to see what he says next...

Adonijah Mehr, Executive Director
Freedom Man PAC

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Scott Bedke on the Nate Shelman Show (670 KBOI)
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