I should have mentioned this yesterday, but the Blumenthal and Bysiewicz stories put it on the back burner… Eight term Indian Congressman Mark Souder resigned yesterday after admitting to an affair with a female aide who worked in his district office:
Eight-term Indiana Rep. Mark Souder announced his resignation Tuesday after admitting to an affair with a female aide who worked in his district office.
Souder, a Republican, will will step down on Friday. He said in remarks obtained by Fox News that he “sinned against God, my wife and my family by having a mutual relationship with a part-time member of my staff.”
“I wish I could have been a better example,” he said. “In this poisonous environment of Washington, D.C., any personal failing is seized upon, often twisted, for political gain. I am resigning rather than to put my family through that painful, drawn-out process. … We are a committed family but the error is mine and I should bear the responsibility. Not only am I thankful for a loving family but for a loving God.”
Multiple senior House sources indicated that the extent of Souder’s affair with the staffer would have landed him before the House Ethics Committee. Sources told Fox News that the aide, identified as Tracy Jackson, a woman in her mid-40s, would accompany the congressman to events and to record ads at a Christian radio broadcast station.
First of all, I’m really getting sick of these so called “family values” politicians who nothing more than bottom feeders… If you don’t walk the walk, don’t talk the talk.
Second, why couldn’t this schmuck have resigned a month ago? Mr. Souder won hotly contested Republican primary just two weeks ago to keep his seat, Republicans will now have to find a replacement for him at the state convention next month.
Anyway, Congressman, just go and don’t let the door hit you were the good Lord split you.