Missouri News Horizon Speaker John Diehl in 2010.
One day after the Kansas City Star published pages of sexual texts between Republican House Speaker John Diehl and a college intern, Diehl has resigned.
This is an about-face from the St. Louis-area representative's attitude last night, when he hid out in his office for nine hours and finally emerged only to deny that he had sex with the intern. At the time, he apologized again, but said he had the support of the caucus despite the scandal.
In a new statement released today, Diehl formally acknowledges that he sent the texts and says he is stepping down.More »