They waited a year to tell the story. It’s reported that the FBI interviewed ‘witnesses’ but didn’t interview Kevin Yoder personally. What’s up with that?
Exclusive: FBI probed GOP trip with drinking, nudity in Israel
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, the sources told POLITICO. Other participants, including the daughter of another congressman, swam fully clothed, while some lawmakers partially disrobed.
The Kansas City Star said the organization spent $20,087 for Yoder and his wife’s travel, lodging, meals and other expenses for the Aug. 13-21, 2011 trip, according to records kept by Legistorm.com.
The trip financials:
“After dinner I followed some Members of Congress in a spontaneous and very brief dive into the sea and regrettably I jumped into the water without a swimsuit,” Yoder said in the statement. “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.”
The free state owned plane ride on the taxpayer’s dime to the NCAA championships, nudie time in front of his GOP pals subsidized by the American Israel Education Foundation………what’s next?