UK Today News: Mark Souder Affair – Indiana Congressman Resigns After Affair With A Staffer
The Congressman of the State of Indiana, Mark Souder, has confirmed that he would resign after an affair with his staffer came to everyone’s knowledge.
In his statement this morning, Mark Souder said:
“It is with great regret I announce that I am resigning from the U.S. House of Representatives as well as resigning as the Republican nominee for Congress in this fall’s election.”
He continued: “I sinned against God, my wife and my family by having a mutual relationship with a part time member of my staff. I am so shamed to have hurt those I love.” (Fox)
Now who will replace Souder at the Ballot is still a big question. The State government gives liberty to Mitch Daniels, to decide whether to call or not to call a special election before the resignation. However, any sign of such an election before November looks dim.
Souder officially resigns on Friday.