Democracy Now: GOP Congressmember Apologizes for Nude Swim in Israel


A Republican congressmember has apologized to his constituents after a report emerged saying he had gone skinny dipping in the Sea of Galilee during a fact-minding trip to Israel last year. Several Republican members of Congress took a late-night swim in the sea, some reportedly motivated by religious fervor. But Rep. Kevin Yoder of Kansas apparently went a step further by jumping into the sea naked. The late-night incident, which also involved alcohol, drew a strong rebuke at the time from House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and reportedly prompted the FBI to investigate for inappropriate behavior. More than 80 members of Congress were on the trip, which was sponsored by a charity affiliated with the pro-Israeli government lobbying group the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC.

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~ by wheresthemic on August 21, 2012.

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