Not to sound like a country song or anything, but it seems more of Scott DesJarlais’ past is present:
On the heels of a sex scandal involving a female patient, another woman has acknowledged having a sexual relationship with physician and U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais while she was under his medical care.
The second woman described DesJarlais as “the nicest guy” and said he cooked dinner for her at their first get-together in 2000.
But she also said they smoked marijuana during their relationship and remembered DesJarlais prescribing her pain medication on dates at his home.
“His biggest thing that’s completely unethical is him just picking up women while he’s a doctor,” the woman said in an interview last week. “I mean, seriously, that’s his big no-no. … He’s just a hound.”
The woman said the affair lasted six months and included mutual illicit drug use.
“Scott was just a regular guy,” she said. “He smoked. I mean, he smoked pot. He [did] all that stuff.”
Woopsies. According to the article, DesJarlais and the woman dated “in the middle of his divorce,” which IIRC is when he dated another woman and was taped urging her to get an abortion, something Tennessee Republicans supposedly found so heinous that in 2010 they passed the “Freedom From Coercion Act” making DesJarlais’ conversation a crime today. But hey, it’s always okay if you’re a Republican!
So now it appears that the guy couldn’t be faithful to his wife or his mistress, and the doctor was smoking weed and writing scrip for this other patient/girlfriend. If he were a Democrat they’d be calling him a sexual predator, a drug addict and demand his resignation from Congress, let alone the campaign.
By the way, while the Times-Free Press has protected the woman’s identity, they did confirm that she’s mentioned in DesJarlais’ divorce records, and also confirmed the affair via court records and family sources.
So, I’m not a doctor or psychologist or anything, but these two stories and the dry-firing a gun in his mouth thing tell me we’ve got a guy with some pretty serious issues. This is someone who shouldn’t be practicing medicine or politics. The idea that he’s spent the past two years in the U.S. Congress voting on laws that affect my life frankly scares the crap out of me. He needs a good six months at a treatment facility, if you ask me. He definitely does not need to be in public life.