Shocking Twist - he was sexing a woman
Indiana Republican Rep. Mark Souder will resign
from Congress Friday, because he had an affair with a staffer.
The eight-term congressman apologized for his
actions but provided no details.
"I am so ashamed to have hurt the ones I love,"
he said at a news conference in Fort Wayne.
"I am sorry to have let so many friends down,
people who have worked so hard for me."
Damn, I got caught - now I gotta act all contrite
Souder's decision could damage the Republicans'
chances of holding onto the Fascist district in northeastern Indiana.
Souder won a bruising Republican primary on May
4 with 48 percent of the vote and was to face the Democratic
candidate who four years ago gave him the toughest
challenge since he was first elected in 1994.
Souder, 59, said he would not be a candidate in
the fall election. It will be up to Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels
to decide whether to call a special election
to fill the vacancy or wait until the November ballot.
"I sinned against God, my wife and my family by
having a mutual relationship with a part-time member of my staff,"
Souder said. "In the poisonous environment of
Washington, D.C., any personal failing is seized upon and twisted
for political gain. I am resigning rather than
put my family through a painful drawn out process."
What a martyr!
Blaming the Democrats for his downfall when we all know they'd NEVER
use a sex scandal to gain advantage because "that's not nice or fair."
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