This morning I posted about California GOP Assemblyman, Prop 8 supporter, and 'family values' champion Michael Duvall, who was caught describing the sordid details of an affair with a lobbyist on a microphone he didn't realize was on.
Duvall resigned today, and left the following statement on his website: "I
am deeply saddened that my inappropriate comments have become a major
distraction for my colleagues in the Assembly, who are working hard on
the very serious problems facing our state. I have come to the
conclusion that it would not be fair to my family, my constituents or
to my friends on both sides of the aisle to remain in office.
Therefore, I have decided to resign my office, effective immediately,
so that the Assembly can get back to work."
The L.A. Times reports: "The Assembly Legislative
Ethics Committee is looking into the reports about Duvall's alleged
relationship with the lobbyist, a source close to the committee said
this morning. Members of the ethics panel plan to meet today with their legal
counsel to determine what action they might take, said the source, who
spoke on condition of anonymity for lack of authority to speak for the
committee…Duvall joined the Assembly in 2006, representing the 72nd District,
which includes the cities of Fullerton, Anaheim, Placentia, Orange,
Brea, Yorba Linda and La Habra."