JEFFERSON CITY • House Speaker John Diehl issued a statement Wednesday apologizing and seeking forgiveness for exchanging sexually charged messages with a college freshman who worked as an intern in the Capitol.
“I take full responsibility for my actions and am truly sorry to those I let down," said Diehl, R-Town and Country. "I apologize for the poor judgment I displayed that put me and those closest to me in this situation."
What makes me wonder a bit about entrapment is:
The 19-year-old intern, who was not named in the Star's report, declined to comment to the Post-Dispatch on Wednesday. She referred questions to her attorney, Philip Willoughby, a former Democratic state representative from Kansas City. He could not immediately be reached.What are the odds that someone involved in an embarrassing scandal (of a Republican) just happens to have a Democrat attorney?