The real news is bad enough but this is positively bizarre. Politico just broke a story about a Congressional junket to Israel sponsored by an AIPAC offshoot. The “charitable organization affiliated with AIPAC” spent $10,000 a piece on a trip to Israel by Republican freshmen from the 112th Congress. They weren’t there long until they started acting out. At their stop at the Sea of Galilee, there are reports of lots of drinking and skinny dipping. It was bad enough to lead to an FBI investigation. Are these people crazy – nudity, alcohol, and disrespect for the Holy Land. That might lead a few folks to stay home on election day. (Yoder campaign image)
The FBI probed a late-night swim in the Sea of Galilee that involved drinking, numerous GOP freshmen lawmakers, top leadership staff – and one nude member of Congress, according to more than a dozen sources, including eyewitnesses.
During a fact-finding congressional trip to the Holy Land last summer, Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-Kan.) took off his clothes and jumped into the sea, joining a number of members, their families and GOP staff during a night out in Israel … More than 20 people took part in the late-night dip in the sea, according to sources who took part in the trip. Arizona Republic-Politico August 19
The strangeness by Yoder should come as no surprise. In the past, he’s been caught posing for campaign pictures with children and a dog. There was just one problem. The kids and dog belonged to someone else. What a creep!