Republican congressman Van Taylor will be stepping down this year after admitting to an affair. If this seems an overreaction for such a light offense, it turns out that he paid Tania Georgelas thousands of dollars to keep her quiet.
"About a year ago, I made a horrible mistake that has caused deep hurt and pain among those I love most in this world, I had an affair, it was wrong, and it was the greatest failure of my life. I want to apologize for the pain I have caused with my indiscretion, most of all to my wife Anne and our three daughters."
Moreover, Georgelas was married to an Islamic State commander [archive.org] and is described as an "ISIS bride" in tabloid coverage, albeit one who is now an outspoken critic of extremism. Here's some cold-cut revenge from Ilhan Omar, a democratic colleague of Taylor often falsely tarred with that brush:
Finally, the story has a last twist to get you slapping your knees and nopeing out of the tab: a text message from the congressman asking his mistress to rim his ass. [National File].
Bon appetit, Texas!