Just two weeks after he won a hard-fought Republican primary in Indiana to keep his seat, Rep. Mark Souder will resign his office. Fox News reports that an affair with a staffer has become publicly known, and Souder will exit rather than face an Ethics Committee investigation
Answer by LoriKeet at 10:31 AM on May. 18, 2010
Eight-term Rep. Mark Souder will announce his resignation Tuesday after it came to light that he was conducting an affair with a female staffer who worked in his district office, Fox News has learned.
Multiple senior House sources indicated that the extent of the affair would have landed Souder before the House Ethics Committee.
Elected as a family values conservative as part of the Republican revolution in 1994, Souder survived a tough re-election challenge in 2008 and survived a contested primary two weeks ago.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:43 AM on May. 18, 2010
Answer by LoriKeet at 9:43 AM on May. 18, 2010
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:44 AM on May. 18, 2010
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 9:54 AM on May. 18, 2010
Souder was absent from Washington most of last week, missing multiple votes and only voting on Thursday. While the rumors had been flying, Souder claimed that he was at home tending to his ill wife.
Or more likely tending to his wounds he received as a result of his wife finding out about the affair. I agree, good riddance. 8 terms is too long anyhow. What a sleaze ball.
Answer by QuinnMae at 9:54 AM on May. 18, 2010
We need liars and hypocrites OUT of our government!
Answer by Sisteract at 9:55 AM on May. 18, 2010
Sounds like a smart guy. He didn't try and deny it and he is resigning. Whats your problem. Surely you don't think it's only politicians doing it?
I wish the entire political swamp could be drained this easily of the liars, cheaters, and the corrupt....
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:57 AM on May. 18, 2010
Answer by AutumnLybbie at 10:24 AM on May. 18, 2010
Answer by mancosmomma at 10:24 AM on May. 18, 2010