Rep. Vito Fossella (R-N.Y.), wracked by controversy since his drunken-driving arrest last week, has just issued a statement in which he confessed that he has had an extramarital relationship with the woman who bailed him out of jail following the arrest — and that he is the father of her young daughter.“I have had a relationship with Laura Fay, with whom I have a three year old daughter," Fossella said in a statement."My personal failings and imperfections have caused enormous pain to the people I love and I am truly sorry."While I understand that there will be many questions, including those about my political future, making any political decisions right now are furthest from my mind.“Over the coming weeks and months, I will to continue to do my job and I will work hard to heal the deep wounds I have caused.”House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) declined to say whether Fossella should resign. Boehner said Fossella has some thinking to do over the weekend, and the issue is "between him, his family and his constituents."
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.