NASHVILLE — U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn., a physician, said Friday he was convinced a woman he had sex with a dozen years ago wasn’t actually pregnant despite her claims he was responsible for impregnating her.
“There was no pregnancy and there was no abortion,” the 4th District representative told the Chattanooga Times Free Press.
A freshman lawmaker from Jasper, Tenn., who touts his opposition to abortion rights, the lawmaker is battling a controversy stemming from a recorded 2000 conversation in which he presses the unnamed woman to get an abortion.
“I was attempting to use strong language to get her to tell me the truth,” said DesJarlais, who added that he didn’t record the conversation and was unaware it was being recorded.
Give me a fucking break. You think anyone buys that nonsense? Read the transcript of the entire recording. The only “question” in DesJarlais’ mind is weather the kid is his or not. And I love how he’s all put out that the woman can’t meet him for half an hour because she’s got to deal with her children and school, but his friend’s birthday party and attending a football game are sacrosanct activities that simply cannot be budged.
What an ass.