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House Speaker releases statement regarding alleged affair with intern

Lindsey Berning, Reporter

POSTED: 04:56 PM CDT May 13, 2015  UPDATED: 05:18 PM CDT May 13, 2015

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri House Speaker John Diehl released a statement Wednesday afternoon in response to an alleged affair with a Capitol intern.

Diehl said, “I take full responsibility for my actions and am truly sorry to those I let down. 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. The buck stops here. I ask for forgiveness. I will begin immediately working to restore the trust of those closest to me, and getting back to the important work that is required in the final days of session….”

Then there’s this, from Eli Yokley, via Twitter:

Eli Yokley ‏@eyokley

Slowly but surely, @johndiehljr’s been meeting privately w/ House R’s. The message, per one #MOLeg: “We’re all Christians in this together.” 5:19 PM – 13 May 2015


A few of the responses:

Beganovic ‏@Beganovic_85

@eyokley @johndiehljr I think he meant “we’ll are hypocrites in this together” #moleg #moleg intern 5:25 PM – 13 May 2015

Justin Yeater ‏@justinyeater

@eyokley @johndiehljr What does that even mean? 5:38 PM – 13 May 2015

We have no idea either.


Ruh, roh… (May 13, 2015)