Rep. Souder Resigns After Affair Becomes Public
Rep. Mark Souder (R-IN) has resigned after he was revealed to be carrying on an affair with a female aide.
As usual when Republicans are caught with their weenies where they shouldn’t be, he’s invoking God.
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.”
And the hypocrisy gets even juicier, because Souder recorded a web video singing the praises of “abstinence” — in which one of the “interviewers” was none other than the woman he was boinking, Tracy Jackson. I wonder if politicians who pull this stuff laugh about it in private?
Also in the video, Souder expresses his support for “intelligent design” creationism; it’s no surprise to find a lying, cheating “family values” GOP politician supporting a lying, cheating form of pseudo-science.
UPDATE at 5/18/10 10:38:38 am:
Souder has now deleted his video from YouTube.
UPDATE at 5/18/10 10:52:19 am:
Of course, in the Internet era, trying to hide something like this is futile.