Another day, another sex scandal has forced a politician to resign. Known as the party of “family values,” a top Republican has decided to step down.
Republican Rep. Jud McMillin has been the majority leader in the Indiana State House since being elected to that position in 2010. Representing Brookville, McMillin has beena young voice for conservatism since the Tea Party wave of five years ago. According to a report in the Indiana Business Journal, McMillen has decided to resigning after a “sexually explicit video” was found on his cell phone, as reported by Mediaite on Sept. 30.
McMillin’s official statement claims he “decided the time is right for me to pass the torch and spend more time with my family.” The report in the Indiana Business Journal contradicts McMillin’s statement, noting that the Republican caucus was given information which included McMillin involved in a sexual act that was caught on his cell phone. McMillin claims his phone was stolen, sending out a message to those who might have received the video in a text message.
Looking back into his past, McMillin has gone through a similar situation before. In 2005, as an assistant prosecutor in Montgomery County, Ohio, McMillin was forced to resign from his position after it was revealed that he has a sexual relationship with a victim in a domestic violence case he was working on.
The party of family values has once again provided the country with questionable politician acting out in hypocritical fashion. While McMillin’s actions doesn’t represent all Republicans, it’s a snapshot that happens more often than the party would like to hear about.