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Rep. Souder (Ind. – R ) steps down over affair issue……


Live by the sword…Die by the sword…..

From Fox News……

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.

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.



May 18, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Family, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates, Women | , ,


  1. even though am VERY HARD AND BRUTAL on gopers whom claim morality but have extra ladies(sometimes men) on the side souder did vote against bill clinton’s impeachment in 1998. that said he still does not get a pass from me. it is the bigger narative. sure dems do it too but like i said many times the dems do not preach how they are HOLIER than thou and not preaching how they are the perfect family and we are not! not all.

    Comment by Terry Green | May 18, 2010 | Reply

  2. That’s fair Terry…..

    Comment by jamesb101 | May 18, 2010 | Reply

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  4. I never liked Souder. Now I know why.

    Comment by SE-779 | May 18, 2010 | Reply

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