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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Kansas Representative Yoder got drunk and naked in Israel

We have more hypocrisy from a member of the Kansas Republican Party. If he were a Kansan in Kansas, he would be arrested for doing what he did. -សតិវ អតុ

From Wichita Peace and Freedom Party Examiner;

It was in Israel, at the Sea of Galilee last summer that eight members of the US House of Representatives went swimming. But only Republican Kevin Yoder, of Kansas, took all his clothes off to go “skinny dipping.”
It was a fact finding tour and several representatives had their families with them. So it is no surprise that the swimming naked in public is not the kind of activity that Kansans, from the Bible belt, approve of.
He may have also been drunk, along with other members of the 80 person delegation, according to The New York Times. The New York Times also reported that a Washington field office of the F.B.I. is investigating the possible misrepresentation of expenses, including meals and drinks in Israel, by some people on the trip.
The congress people were invited to Israel by the American Israel Education Foundation, a charity affiliated with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, a pro-Israel lobbying group.
“Rep. Kevin Yoder’s grave error of judgment calls into question whether he is fit to serve Kansas and our nation. It is beyond inappropriate for a sitting Congressman, acting in his official capacity, to strip naked in the presence of other Congressmen and their families. Rep. Yoder should step down immediately and not subject Kansas to any further embarrassment,” said Kansas Democratic Party Chair Joan Wagnon.
“As a Kansan, I am embarrassed and disappointed in Rep. Kevin Yoder’s unprofessional and immature behaviour. Rep. Yoder’s poor decision-making reflects poorly on himself and Kansas. We deserve more from our elected officials than these childish antics."
Other members of the US House have also complained about Yoder’s behaviour according to The New York Times.
Yoder should resign. The Kansas Republican Party claims to work for family values and many party members in Kansas have voted to make such behaviour illegal in Kansas. So why then are our elected leaders above the law? Why does Yoder believe he can do things that his party constantly talks against? They want one set of rules for the governed and a different one for those who make the laws.
Kansans have a right to demand accountability.

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