May 14, 2015 6:00 pm -


 (Don Shrubshell/The Columbia Daily Tribune via AP, File)

(Don Shrubshell/The Columbia Daily Tribune via AP, File)

Missouri House Speaker John Diehl is resigning after admitting to sexting with an intern.

Diehl said he is stepping down both from his House speaker’s position and from his elected job as a Republican representative from suburban St. Louis. He said the resignation will take effect either Thursday or Friday, depending on when an orderly transition can be arranged.

Diehl acknowledged “making a serious error in judgment by sending the text messages” to the intern.

“I’m going to do what’s best for the (House) body and the (Republican) caucus, and step aside out of my office,” Diehl said in an interview with The Associated Press and reporters from three other media outlets.

“I made a mistake,” Diehl said. “It’s one that calls into question my ability to lead.”




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11 responses to Missouri House Speaker Resigning After Sexting Scandal

  1. Dammitjim May 14th, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    Good for him…and Missouri.

  2. allison1050 May 14th, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    His family must be so proud especially his children.

    • whatthe46 May 14th, 2015 at 10:00 pm

      with their family values and all.

      • allison1050 May 15th, 2015 at 6:51 am


  3. granpa.usthai May 15th, 2015 at 3:04 am

    still missing this RepubliKon family values thingie.

    sexting is very very wrong, but the actual act of leaving the wife and boys at home while you go Argentina Tail Hiking is AOK just so long as you lie about it?

    OH, and pay back the taxpayers a year after you’re caught billing them for the ‘ride’. (almost forgot that).

  4. StoneyCurtisll May 15th, 2015 at 4:22 am

    He will be replaced with some other right wing kook..

  5. Budda May 15th, 2015 at 9:26 am

    Let’s see; he’s 49/50 years old. She is 18. That puts him in “creepy-old-man” category.

    She’s 18, looking to boink an old man, that makes her…an opportunist?

    Basically, both their actions are questionable/weird/strange/…eye brow raising?

    • rg9rts May 16th, 2015 at 6:44 am

      Gold digger

      • Budda May 16th, 2015 at 9:54 am


  6. Jimmy Fleck May 15th, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    Too bad it wasn’t just oral sex. As we all know, oral sex with an intern makes you more popular with the public. Your wife and kids don’t seem to care either.

  7. rg9rts May 16th, 2015 at 6:43 am

    What did wifey have to say?