As reported by several news organizations starting Thursday, U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais has spoken out on the controversy surrounding a recorded phone conversation with a woman with whom he had had an extramarital affair.
DesJarlais says that the woman was not pregnant, though he does not dispute any of the transcript’s contents. The conversation seems to imply that DesJarlais is urging the woman to hurry and have an abortion.
The article linked above also indicates that DesJarlais’s license to practice medicine could be suspended if it is found that he violated medical ethics rules by having sexual contact with a patient.
Nooga.com: “Rep. Scott DesJarlais seeks contributions in wake of scandal”
Chattanooga Times Free Press: “Scott DesJarlais lashes out at Eric Stewart”
Tennessean.com: “Romney takes down DesJarlais endorsement”