TN GOP Rep Slept With 2 Patients, 3 Coworkers
Scott DesJarlais also admitted to encouraging his ex to get 2 abortions
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Nov 16, 2012 8:29 AM CST
In this Nov. 6, 2012 file photo, U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn., gets a hug from his current wife, Amy, as he speaks to supporters on election night in Winchester, Tenn.   (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey/file)

(Newser) – For a pro-life guy, Scott DesJarlais sure likes abortions. The GOP congressman encouraged his ex-wife to get two abortions before their marriage, he admitted during a 2001 divorce proceeding, according to a transcript obtained yesterday by the Chattanooga Times Free Press. What's more, DesJarlais admits to having sexual relationships with two patients, three coworkers, and a drug representative while he was chief of staff at Grandview Medical Center. He prescribed one of those lovers pain meds throughout the affair, but insisted there was "nothing wrong" with those prescriptions.

An earlier report that DesJarlais had urged one of those patients to have an abortion failed to derail his re-election bid, and GOP leaders aren't commenting on the new revelations, Roll Call reports. In court, DesJarlais said he'd recorded the abortion phone call as part of a plot hatched with his wife to get the mistress to admit she wasn't really pregnant. But that contradicts a message his campaign posted on Facebook, in which he said he "was recorded unknowingly and without my consent."

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WHENWILLITALLEND
Nov 20, 2012 10:10 PM CST
Good Lord, What is it with tall and fat middle aged men with money and an ego the size of Texas . . .o.k we know what's wrong with him....what's wrong with the folks who slept with him.....How can we still be on this abortion issue....this was settled. But it is a typical call to arms by folks like him......as with 90% of politicians just dig down far enough and you'll find the skeletons ..provided that the diggers aren't in on the scheme also. Should we not face it and understand...to get ahead you can't be the common man . . .you have to sleep with who you have to and f*** the one's you need to. Almost all who who rises above does so on the backs of others. Having a different set of ideals and what I'm entitled too. Can we flush s*** like this out of Washington and the State Capitals without bringing down the house.
Marenelli
Nov 18, 2012 10:45 AM CST
Just goes to show that money and power get you laid. This ugly bald fuck doesn't have a chance otherwise.
BinThereDunThat
Nov 16, 2012 9:17 PM CST
This guy looks like a penis and an ugly penis at that. Who'd want to sleep with him in the first place? Not that I have anything against penises, I just don't want my guy to look like one. :)