Missouri House Speaker Says He Won’t Resign
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri House Speaker John Diehl says he won't resign from the position but is apologizing for his "poor judgment" after a newspaper reported that he exchanged sexually charged text messages with a female Capitol intern. Diehl told reporters late Wednesday night that "it was a stupid thing to do" and that he's asking for forgiveness. The intern no longer works at the Capitol. A Democratic lawmaker is circulating a petition calling for a vote on removing Diehl as speaker.