GOP Legislator served with domestic violence restraining order

The face of an abuser:

State Rep. Cody Henson, R-Transylvania, was served with a domestic violence protection order late last month, records from the Transylvania County Courthouse show. His wife, Kelsey Henson, told Carolina Public Press on Thursday that she sought help for nearly a year from law enforcement and others from behavior she describes in court filings as harassment and emotional abuse.

She filed the paperwork on Jan. 30. Cody Henson was served with the protection order the next day, court records show. “Every time I tried to report it and called 911 or went to a magistrate to try to get help, I was denied,” Kelsey Henson said. “I truly feel that was because of his position.”

This is nothing short of infuriating. Every time these supposed "public service" people shied away from taking steps, they put her life at risk. It shouldn't matter "who" he was, only that he was out of control and a danger to this woman and her children:

She or a relative called 911 several times for help starting in April 2018, when the pair separated, she said. CPP has requested copies of the 911 call transcripts. Then in June, she said, she approached a Transylvania County magistrate for help.

“His exact words were: ‘Those guys have a lot of legal aid, and I don’t feel comfortable proceeding with this,’ after he Googled Rep. Henson to see what political party he was affiliated with,” Kelsey Hanson said of her conversation with the magistrate, whose name she doesn’t remember.

Rep. Henson won in a landslide election in 2016 to become one of the youngest legislators at the state Capitol. He represents Polk and Transylvania counties as well as part of Henderson County. In a profile posted in late 2016, Henson said he is a Christian conservative whose family has lived in the area for generations.

Not to take away from the fear she's been living under, but this jackass also got re-elected a couple months ago. Had local officials acted when they should have, you would hope voters might have made a different choice in the election booth, and sent this wife-beating jackass back to the mountains to lick his wounds.