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GOP Idaho lawmaker gets in heated exchange with students

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The Latest on Sen. Dan Foreman getting in a heated exchange with students (all times local):
  
7:30 p.m.
  
The tweet that led to an ethics complaint against state Sen. Dan Foreman came from an unverified account, which has since issued a statement that it is not run by the legislator.
  
Democratic state Sen. Maryanne Jordan filed a formal complaint against her Republican colleague after an account presenting as Foreman's tweeted Monday that people should talk to Jordan about "killing babies."
  
Earlier, Foreman had been recorded yelling at University of Idaho students affiliated with Planned Parenthood who had scheduled a meeting to lobby for a birth control bill.
  
After the complaint was filed, the Twitter account was temporarily deleted. It was reactivated briefly to state it was not affiliated with Foreman. A message seeking comment with the account manager was not immediately returned.
  
As of Monday night, the account remained deleted.
  
Foreman did not immediately return requests for comment.
  
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6:30 p.m.
  
An Idaho lawmaker says she is filing a complaint against her colleague after he tweeted that students should talk to her about "killing babies."
  
Democratic state Sen. Maryanne Jordan said Monday that Sen. Dan Foreman's outburst was unacceptable.
  
Ethics complaints are typically anonymous inside the Idaho Legislature. Jordan declined to say specifically which details would be included in the complaint.
  
Foreman's Twitter account has since been deleted.
  
On Monday, Foreman was recorded yelling at University of Idaho students affiliated with Planned Parenthood who had scheduled a meeting to lobby for a birth control bill.
  
The Republican canceled at the last minute. The students left him a note and condoms in his office before moving onto other scheduled meetings.
  
The video was recorded after the students and Foreman passed in a hallway.
  
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5 p.m.
  
A northern Idaho lawmaker has responded to criticism against his heated exchange with students by defending his anti-abortion stance.
  
Sen. Dan Foreman, a Republican from Moscow, was recorded Monday having a heated exchange with students affiliated with Planned Parenthood and threatened to call law enforcement officials if they stopped by his legislative office.
  
Foreman later tweeted Monday that "saving the lives of my constituents" was his priority and students should talk about "killing babies" with Democratic Sen. Maryanne Jordan of Boise.
  
Foreman also tweeted that Planned Parenthood goes against everything he believes in.
  
A spokesman for Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho said the students were not at the Idaho Capitol to talk abortion, but wanted to discuss birth control and sex education.
  
The students had traveled from the University of Idaho to participate in Planned Parenthood's annual lobby day in Boise.
  
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A northern Idaho lawmaker told students affiliated with Planned Parenthood he would call law enforcement officials if they attempted to visit his office at the Capitol.
  
Students and officials with Planned Parenthood on Monday recorded a heated exchange with Sen. Dan Foreman, a Republican from Moscow, while trying to schedule a meeting with him to discuss birth control and sex education.
  
Video footage shows Foreman shouting at students, who had traveled from the University of Idaho to participate in Planned Parenthood's lobby day in Boise.
  
According to the footage, Foreman said he believed abortion is murder and would call Idaho State Police if anyone with the group went to his office.
  
Paul Dillon, public affairs director for Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho, said Foreman's response to their meeting request was scary and sad.
  
Foreman responded on Twitter Monday.

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