PAUL RYAN’S colleagues in the Republican caucus decided that on a fact-finding trip to Israel that it was a good idea to jump into the Sea of Galilee, with Kansas Republican Kevin Yoder believing dropping his pants was required. Being naked evidently didn’t help Rep. Yoder to walk on water as it has been written Jesus did.
“A year ago, my wife, Brooke, and I joined colleagues for dinner at the Sea of Galilee in Israel. After dinner I followed some Members of Congress in a spontaneous and very brief dive into the sea and regrettably I jumped into the water without a swimsuit,” Yoder said in a statement to POLITICO. “It is my greatest honor to represent the people of Kansas in Congress and [for] any embarrassment I have caused for my colleagues and constituents, I apologize.” [Politico]
The FBI was also reportedly brought into the mix investigating the incident, though no one so far has explained why this is.
Politico also reports that Majority Leader Eric Cantor blew a gasket back in August 2011 when he found out about it.
Who goes to Israel on an official congressional trip and makes the decision this is the right thing to do?
Congress earns their low approval rating every day.