You know, I don't actually care about politicians screwing around. But it's always fun to watch when one of the Holier Than Thou party falls straight off the cliff:
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (September 29, 2015) —The second-highest ranking Republican in the Indiana House of Representatives abruptly resigned from the Legislature, one week after he sent out a very strange text message.
House Republicans announced Tuesday that Rep. Jud McMillin of Brookville was resigning from the Legislature.
McMillin was the House majority leader for this year's legislative session, during which he was a prominent supporter of the religious objections law and efforts to shift authority away from Democratic state schools superintendent Glenda Ritz.
McMillin says in a statement he decided to step down in order to spend more time with his family.
His resignation comes a week after he sent a very strange text to several people last week. The text read: "My phone was stolen in Canada and out of my control for about 24 hours. I have just been able to reactivate it under my control. Please disregard any messages you received recently. I am truly sorry for anything offensive you may have received."
According to our partners at the Indianapolis Star, a sexually explicit video was sent via text message from McMillin’s cell phone. It’s unclear who sent the text or how broadly it was distributed.
In 2005, his career as an assistant county prosecutor in Ohio came to an end amid questions about his sexual conduct. He admitted to a relationship with the complainant in a domestic violence case he was prosecuting, but he insisted the relationship began after he stepped off the case, according to the Dayton Daily News. He resigned a week after he stopped working on the case.
An Indianapolis Star investigation in 2013 also found that McMillin and other government officials in southeastern Indiana supported grants for companies to which they had close family or financial ties. In McMillin’s case, he advocated for a $600,000 grant for a project involving Destination Brookville, a company he started and later ceded to his mother and family friends.
He's the same guy who was pushing for drug testing for welfare recipients -- until Dems pushed for an amendment:
"There was an amendment offered today that required drug testing for legislators as well and it passed, which led me to have to then withdraw the bill," said Rep. Jud McMillin (R-Brookville), sponsor of the original welfare drug testing bill.
Gee, Judd. It's almost as if you had a drug problem. But yours is different from those welfare types, amirite?
I'm sure he'll be going to rehab and re-finding Jesus soon and, before you know it, he'll be back on top!