The FBI probed a late-night swim in the Sea of Galilee that involved drinking, numerous GOP freshmen lawmakers, top leadership staff — and one nude member of Congress, according to more than a dozen sources, including eyewitnesses.
During a fact-finding congressional trip to the Holy Land last summer, Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-Kan.) took off his clothes and jumped into the sea, joining a number of members, their families and GOP staff during a night out in Israel, the sources told POLITICO. Other participants, including the daughter of another congressman, swam fully clothed, while some lawmakers partially disrobed. More than 20 people took part in the late-night dip in the sea, according to sources who were participants in the trip.
Go read the whole story. The FBI determined that nothing illegal happened, but if this story exists, there's probably more drunken (possibly naked) frolicking going on out there. The Teabagger "revolution" has always had a baked-in time bomb: These tough-hearted, pious young turks went to Washington DC to set things right and put an end to the political machine. At some point, after a few stories like this break out, their crazy base is going to notice that they're not at all pious and that they've become a part of the political machine. What happens then?