Sexual Scandals in the US Senate

I have a huge exam for my American National Government class tomorrow at 9:10 am.  We are going to be tested on the legislative, executive, and judicial branches and I have about 30 pages of notes that I’m supposed to have memorized.  On one of my study guides, my professor has a list of names of people on Congress and we have to know why they are important.  Two of them are Larry Craig (R-ID) and David Vitter (R-LA).  The significance here is that these two guys are ultra-conservative, religious Senators who are making laws for us, some of which involve ethical considerations.  But Larry Craig, who voted to support the Federal Marriage Amendment, (which prevents same-sex couples from having the same rights as heterosexual couples) pleaded guilty after getting busted while trying to have sex with a male police officer in the Minneapolis airport.  And Vitter’s name came up on a call list to a prostitution company, which he apparently had used many times.  I just have a hard time understanding why two of these creepy, hypocritical guys have been serving on our US Senate.

I know I can do better.  That’s why I hope you will support me in my quest for a Senate seat in 2016.  Everyone has different viewpoints on these sensitive moral issues, and we do not always agree, but I can promise you that I will not behave in this unethical, offensive way.

Also, to all my friends and family in California, please vote NO on Proposition 8, which would eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry.  Please help protect the Constitutional rights of all people.

“Like freedom of speech and freedom of religion, the freedom to marry the person you love is an essential part of what it means to realize the promise of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. (ACLU online)”

Thank you.

This message has been approved by the 2016 Caroline Gleich Congressional Campaign.