Texas Republican quits U.S. House race, admits affair with former ISIS war bride

Two-term U.S. Representative Van Taylor on Wednesday withdrew from a Republican primary run-off race, ending his reelection bid after admitting he had an extra-marital affair with the widow of an American who joined the Islamic State, according to media reports.

Mar 2, 2022: Texas Republican, Van Taylor drops his reelection bid getting caught in an affair with an “ISIS bride”. Adrienne Lawrence breaks it down on Rebel HQ.

Taylor, who represents a northeast Texas district, last year voted for the creation of a special congressional panel to investigate the Jan. 6, 2021 riot at the U.S. Capitol, earning the ire of former President Donald Trump, whose supporters mounted the deadly attack.

Taylor’s withdrawal came one day after he led a pack of five Republicans in a primary race with 48.7% of the vote, just shy of the 50% needed to win his party’s nomination.

With his withdrawal, a former Texas county judge, Keith Self, became the Republican nominee who will run in the Nov. 8 general election for the seat representing an area north of Dallas, including Plano.

The Dallas Morning News quoted Taylor telling supporters he had made “a horrible mistake” by engaging in the affair with the woman.

Taylor’s congressional office in Washington did not immediately respond to a request for comment or say whether he will serve out the remainder of his term.

https://www.reuters.com/world/us/texas-republican-quits-us-house-race-admits-affair-with-former-isis-war-bride-2022-03-02/

Published by amongthefray

News with a historical perspective. Fighting against misinformation, hate, and revisionist history.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Create your website with WordPress.com
Get started
%d bloggers like this: