Mo. Legislator Resigns Amid Sexting Scandal With Intern
Missouri House Speaker John Diehl resigned Thursday after a newspaper report revealed he had been sending sexually charged texts to a female intern.By Christian Bryant | May 14, 2015
Missouri House Speaker John Diehl has resigned after a Kansas City newspaper revealed he had sent inappropriate texts to a former female intern who is a freshman in college.
"It was a stupid thing to do, and I'm sorry," Diehl said.
Diehl resigned Thursday afternoon after previously stating he would remain in office. The Republican legislator released a statement earlier, saying: "I apologize for the poor judgment I displayed that put me and those closest to me in this situation. I also regret that the woman has been dragged into this situation." (Video via Missouri House Of Representatives)