BY: LOU COLAGIOVANNI
Tea Party Congressman Scott DesJarlais of Tennessee is facing national scrutiny because damning evidence has surfaced which implicates him in adultery and shows him negotiating with his sexual partner outside of his marriage to have an abortion.
DesJarlais was swept into office along with many other Tea Party candidates in the 2010 Midterm elections. The congressman ran on a platform of being anti-abortion, pro-god, and pro-morality. Now it seems that DesJarlais, a registered physician, is at odds with his own political platform.
This story was originally broken by The Huffington Post. The unknown female in question was actually a patient of the good doctor, who previously has been accused of holding a gun in his mouth for “hours in one instance.” However, his alleged suicidal fantasies are not the purpose of this column. Court transcripts plainly showcase the hypocrisy of the morally superior Congressman:
DesJarlais: You told me you’d have an abortion, and now we’re getting too far along without one.
Woman: You told me you would have time to go with me and everything.
DesJarlais: I said, if I could, I would, didn’t I? And I will try. If I can find time, you’re saying you still will?
Woman: Yeah. This is not fair to me. I don’t want you in my life.
DesJarlais: Well, I didn’t want to be in your life either, but you lied to me about something that caused us to be in this situation, and that’s not my fault, that’s yours.
Woman: Well, it’s your fault for sleeping with your patient.
DesJarlais: If we need to go to Atlanta, or whatever, to get this solved and get it over with so we can get on with our lives, then let’s do it. We’ve got to do something soon. And you’ve even got to admit that because the clock is ticking right?
DesJarlais does not deny the allegations as he cannot because they are a matter of public record. Instead he refuses to acknowledge his own hypocrisy by saying:
“Desperate personal attacks do not solve our nation’s problems, yet it appears my opponents are choosing to once again engage in the same gutter politics that CBS news called the dirtiest in the nation just 2 years ago.
As a candidate who ran on a platform of ideological purity curious minds are eager to see if the congressman will survive re-election by his highly conservative constituency.