POLITICS
05/19/2010 11:03 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Mark Souder Affair May Not Break Congressional Rules

The good news for soon-to-be ex-Rep. Mark Souder: There are no rules that expressly prohibit Members of Congress from sleeping with their staff.

The Indiana Republican announced Tuesday that he had been having an affair with a part-time aide and that he is quitting the House out of shame. GOP staff said Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) alerted the ethics committee immediately after discussing the affair with Souder on Monday, and Souder announced his resignation Tuesday.

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