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October 12, 2012


Lawmaker Now Claims Mistress Wasn't Actually Pregnant

Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN), the pro-life lawmaker who recorded a phone conversation urging his mistress to get an abortion, now says in his first public comments that the woman turned out not to be pregnant, the Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.

A transcript of the phone call shows DesJarlais saying, "You told me you'd have an abortion, and now we're getting too far along without one."

He then appeared to blame the woman for becoming pregnant: "You lied to me about something that caused us to be in this situation, and that's not my fault, that's yours.

The woman responded: "Well, it's your fault for sleeping with your patient."

DesJarlais blamed "a disgruntled, defeated ex-congressman, a vindictive ex-wife, and a desperate Democratic candidate" for dredging up details from his past.












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