Shocking headline – and not something I pass along with glee or joy.
Indiana Rep. Mark Souder to resign amid affair with staffer
By Rachel Agler
Story Published: May 18, 2010 at 9:10 AM EDT
Story Updated: May 18, 2010 at 9:23 AM EDT
Fort Wayne, IND (Indiana’s Newscenter) — Indiana’s Newscenter has learned that Eight-term Rep. Mark Souder has announced his resignation after it came to light that he was conducting an affair with a female staffer who worked in his district office.
Multiple senior House sources indicated that the extent of the affair would have landed Souder before the House Ethics Committee.
Souder was absent from Washington most of last week, missing multiple votes and only voting on Thursday.
Does anyone know what happens if he does resign? Does the runner-up take over?