Rep. Vito Fossella (R., N.Y.) has announced that he is leaving Congress after this term in the wake of the disclosure of an extramarital affair and a child born with the woman, former Air Force Colonel Laura Fay.
Fossella’s undoing began with a ticket for running a red light. He explained that he was rushing to see a sick daughter — the problem is that his wife and three kids live back in Staten Island. Fossella, 43, was then found to have a blood-alcohol level twice the legal limit.
Fay was the one who bailed him out of jail and the affair and child were disclosed by the media.
To make matters worse, there is now an ethics complaint has been filed over travel with Fay on official trips.
Fosella posted this letter on his website explaining his decision.
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