‘Family Values’ Republican Rep. Mark Souder Resigning Over Staffer Affair

Because this is how the word works, Rep. Mark Souder, the eight-term Republican from Indiana, will today announce his resignation because he’s … been cheating on his wife Diane Bauer with a female staffer.

Yes, that’s the same Souder who championed family values during his 1994 initial campaign and went on to vote against making illegal workplace discrimination, against letting gays adopt in D.C., and voted for a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.

We’d say “don’t let the door hit ya,” but it already has.

Looking at this another way, it’s great news for Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, who’s vying for a U.S. Senate seat, as it serves as a nice distraction for having been caught lying about his Vietnam War record.