FBI Won’t Pursue Charges Against Lawmakers Who Romped in Sea of Galilee
(NEW YORK) -- There won't be any federal probe into possible criminal wrongdoing following reports that members of a GOP delegation led by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor went a little crazy during a trip to Israel last year.
Cantor, a Virginia lawmaker, was not among those lawmakers and their aides who apparently had a little too much to drink one evening and went swimming in the Sea of Galilee, with one congressman, Kevin Yoder, also going skinny-dipping.
Cantor, the only Jewish Republican in the House, chastised his fellow lawmakers after learning what happened and Yoder made an official apology.
It was also learned that the FBI questioned congressional staff about "who went into the water that night, and whether there was any impropriety." A decision was then reached not to pursue the matter further.
Besides Cantor and Yoder, those on the trip to Israel included Reps. Michael Grimm of New York, Steve Southerland of Florida, Tom Reed of New York, Ben Quayle of Arizona and Jeff Denham of California.
Their junket was paid for by the American Israel Educational Foundation.
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