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Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Speaker responds to allegations of sexting with MSSU teen intern
Associated Press is saying it cannot confirm that the text messages from Speaker of the House John Diehl, a 49-year-old married man with three children, to a 19-year-old Missouri Southern State University are authentic, but since Diehl has issued a statement apologizing for his actions, that would seem to take care of that.
In the accompanying video from KMOV in St. Louis, Diehl, a Republican from Town and Country, asks for forgiveness, while Democrats are calling for his removal as House speaker, which is unlikely since there are only two days left in the session.