Republican Congressmen Skinny-Dip In The Sea of Galilee

August 21, 2012 8:17 am 0 comments

Representative Kevin Yoder, a Republican Congressman from Kansas, had to make a rather embarrassing apology this week.

“A year ago, my wife, Brooke, and I joined colleagues for dinner at the Sea of Galilee in Israel. 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 a statement to POLITICO. “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.”

Representative Yoder wasn’t alone in his nude splash. Here’s more commentary from Outside Magazine listing all of the guilty dippers.

A bunch of Republican congressman got drunk in Israel, took some—if not all—of their clothes off, and went for a late-night swim in the Sea of Galilee. There is a joke here, and it is the previous sentence. Last August, during a fact-finding trip funded by the American Israel Educational Foundation, a number of congressmen, GOP officials, and family members went for a late-night swim in the Christian holy site, according to a report on an FBI probe (really, FBI?) into the incident. Representative Kevin Yoder, a Kansas Republican, took his clothes off before getting into the water, while the other congressmen involved—Reps. Steve Southerland (R-Fla.), Tom Reed (R-N.Y.), Ben Quayle (R-Ariz.), Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) and Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.)—were all at least partially clothed. Alcohol was involved, of course. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who was on the trip and did not take part in the swim, reportedly scolded the amateur open-water-swimming enthusiasts the next morning. Yoder has since released a 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.”

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