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."
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.