Those are not his beautiful kids.
“There’s no question there was a sense of lightheartedness and there were those who were drinking alcohol,” said Rep. David Schweikert of Arizona, who was at the dinner but did not swim.
After prodding from the waiters, some of the Americans dived in. Of the 30 members of Congress on the trip, a little more than half went swimming in the Sea of Galilee.
Yoder, who’s serving his first term in Congress, was among the last to jump in, and was the only one who was completely nude. As he dived into the water naked, someone screamed that he was not wearing any clothes, according to the GOP sources.
Soon after that the swim came to an end.
This wasn’t the first time the freshman Congressman took things a little too far.
In February 2009, Yoder plead guilty to refusing a roadside preliminary Breathalyzer test, following a 2:31 a.m. traffic stop on the K-10 expressway. Yoder was pulled over for speeding and, after declining the officer’s request to take a roadside breath test, Yoder took and passed a field sobriety test…Yoder pleaded guilty to refusing law enforcement’s request for a breath test and paid a $165 fine.
And then there’s his campaign style. Yoder presented himself and his wife in the campaign ad shown here, along with three children walking with them around a farm. One would presume those were the children of himself and his wife. One would be wrong because the Yoders are childless. In another ad, they had kids and a dog. Again, they were someone’s kids and dog, just not theirs.
But it’s Yoder’s naked ambition that exposed him to federal elections complaints (yes, there were two puns in that sentence).
During the campaign, Yoder set up the website stephenemoore.com in the name of Stephene Moore, his Democratic opponent…Moore’s campaign filed a complaint with the Federal Elections Committee about the website on grounds that an “unauthorized committee” is not permitted to use the name of a candidate in the title of a special project or message if it “clearly and unambiguously” shows opposition to the named candidate.
As in his DUI case, the charge was dismissed. Maybe Yoder, who studied to be a lawyer before becoming a career politician, is so used to getting away with his misdeeds that he can’t even summon a good apology. This is all he had to say about his drunken skinny-dipping in the place Christians believe that Jesus walked on water.
…Regrettably I jumped into the water without a swimsuit. 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.