Wife of Ky. Lawmaker Who Killed Himself Wednesday Says She Will Run For His Seat

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The wife of late Kentucky State Representative Dan Johnson (R), says she will seek his seat in the state legislature.

Rebecca Johnson told the Associated Press her husband’s death was a “high-tech lynching based on lies and half-truths.”

Johnson committed suicide Wednesday following allegations of sexual misconduct.

According to WBRD, Johnson ‘killed himself on a bridge on Greenwell Ford Road in Mt. Washington, and the gun was recovered.’

In December 2017, Johnson was accused of having molested a member of his church on New Year’s Eve of 2012 when she was seventeen years old.

Although the Republican Party of Kentucky requested his resignation, Johnson refused to resign, claiming the allegations were untrue and were politically motivated—no charges were ever filed against him.

Shortly before Johnson took his own life, he posted a message on Facebook:

The accusations from NPR are false GOD and only GOD knows the truth, nothing is the way they make it out to be. AMERICA will not survive this type of judge and jury fake news . Conservatives take a stand. I LOVE GOD and I LOVE MY WIFE, who is the best WIFE in the world,My Love Forever ! My Mom and Dad my FAMILY and all five of my kids and Nine grandchildren two in tummies and many more to come each of you or a total gift from GOD stay strong, REBECCA needs YOU . 9-11-2001 NYC/WTC, PTSD 24/7 16 years is a sickness that will take my life, I cannot handle it any longer. IT Has Won This Life . BUT HEAVEN IS MY HOME. “PLEASE LISTEN CLOSELY, Only Three things I ask of you to do,if you love me is (1)blame no person,Satan is the accuser, so blame the Devil himself. (2) Forgive and Love everyone especially yourself .(3)most importantly LOVE GOD. P.S. I LOVE MY FRIENDS YOU ARE FAMILY ! GOD LOVES ALL PEOPLE NO MATTER WHAT !

A medical examiner will determine the exact cause of death.