Ben Quayle swimming in it — again

Try as he might, Quayle can’t walk on water

Politico reports that the FBI has launched a probe into a 2011 congressional fact-finding trip to Israel that turned rowdy. The news source says establishment-backed, freshman Rep. Ben Quayle, now running in CD 6 was one of five congressmen whose antics included drinking and skinny-dipping in the Sea of Galilee.

One of those congressmen, Kevin Yoder of Kansas, is alleged to have swum sans clothing after drinking. Some of those present took photographs of the group right after the late-night swim, according to news accounts.

After the lawmakers and staff returned home, FBI agents questioned the staffers about the privately funded trip, specifically about what happened in Tiberias.

During his first campaign, Politico previously broke the story of Quayle’s denial — and later admission — that he had been writing for The Dirty Scottsdale, a soft-porn website using the alias Brock Landers, referencing  a porn star in the film “Boogie Nights.”  Gannett-owned Channel 12, which is also the parent company of the Arizona Republic, ran this video at the time.

This morning’s edition of the newspaper, headlined Trip by GOP lawmakers probed, has a boxed highlighted response from “the Quayle family” signed by Ben’s wife Tiffany, in which she disputes the carousing.

Quayle is challenging Congressman David Schweikert in a bitter primary, in which Quayle moved from the district he represented in to a home said to be owned by his parents. Redistricting placed him in a less favorable political configuration –away from his elite friends and supporters in the town of Paradise Valley.

“I am disappointed but not surprised by Ben Quayle’s behavior in Israel,” CD 6 Congressman David Schweikert, who was also on the trip, said. “Two years ago he embarrassed Arizona with his involvement in an adult website and now, as a congressman, he embarrasses both the institution of Congress and Arizona with his completely inappropriate behavior that calls into question yet again his fitness to be in Congress.”

While Jesus walked on water on the Sea of Galilee and fed 5,000 people thereafter, Ben Quayle is unable to walk a straight line or tell a straight story but is trying to feed 200,000 Arizonans his version of facts once again.

The Politico report states: GOP sources confirmed the following freshmen lawmakers also went swimming that night: Reps. Steve Southerland (Fla.) and his daughter; Tom Reed (NY) and his wife; Ben Quayle (AZ.), Jeff Denham (Calif.) and Michael Grimm (NY). Many of the lawmakers who ventured into the lake said they did so because of the religious significance of the waters. Others said they were simply cooling off after a long day. Several privately admitted that alcohol may have played a role in why some of those present decided to jump in.

11 Responses to Ben Quayle swimming in it — again

  1. Joe Evans says:

    In this household, we have already cast our ballots for Congressman David Schweikert. He is the adult in this race and a smart one at that, with great experience that Quayle could only wish to possess.

    Still, I question why the Obama/Holder FBI would be involved in investigating a non-criminal act other than it concerns Republicans. It was privately funded and nothing criminal is alleged to have taken place. They are clearly setting the stage for the liberal democrat contenders to use this incident to their own benefit. It’s another disgraceful overreach by Obama’s equally disgraceful feds. They weren’t willing to investigate their failed Fast and Furious, which resulted in deaths, but THIS reaches their standards?

  2. Ben F says:

    I am Shocked. Ben Quayle doing something that is morally AND ethically wrong. His track record is to conduct himself in a manner that is morally wrong then compound those actions by demonstrating that he had no ethics or integrity by denying the first immoral action until confronted with irrefutable proof.

    It is apparent that this apple fell off the tree, it plummeted off a cliff This time, he has sunk to a new low by having his wife try to convince voters of his innocence. We cannot have a person of his ilk as our representative. His type of elected officials should be relegated to the Democrat Party. They are much more comfortable with this type of behavior.

  3. John Q says:

    First he flees his home district and creates a contest between two conservative Republicans. While at first glance, that appears to be a decision that harms the Republican Party, perhaps his self-centered decision will prevent our embarrassment over his inappropriate actions over the next two years.

    Schweikert – A Congressman we can be proud of.

  4. Richard Wayne says:

    Jesus fed the crowd loaves and fishes, Benny is feeding the voters manure. How much longer will Dan and Marilyn put up with this spoiled brat that is publicly damaging their image?

  5. Observer says:

    Ben got married in order to clean up his raunchy reputation. From what I heard from those in the know, his mother Marilyn demanded it. The couple then had a baby pronto, just in time for the family photos on the campaign signs and mailers. Last time he relied on rent-a-kids for his ads, and was outed for that.

  6. AnObservation says:

    Now we know why that “Both Ways Ben” mailer seemed to tweak Quayle so much. Swimming with naked men? Hmm….

  7. PV Voter says:

    Ben Quayle is the privileged son of a wealthy Vice President and his lawyer wife. They are worlds apart from David Schweikert who was adopted and had to work for all he has achieved. Quayle thinks everything is coming to him. And does anyone for a minute believe his young, inexperienced and never previously political wife Tiffany wrote that response? In a family of lawyers? Not a chance.

  8. Saguaro Sam says:

    And, in keeping with their how-low-can-you-go I.Q., the KFYI news reader, in mentioning this matter, pronouned it “the sea of gah-LEE-LEE”. What morons.

    • Capt. Marvel says:

      Good observation, Sam.

      The news reader(that’s actually what they are correctly called in England!) is obviously another secular, liberal graduate of ASU’s leftwing Cronkite School.

  9. Hagar says:

    Skinny dipping for “religious significance” my bare butt! I should have used that line when we took our dates to the lake after high school graduation.

  10. Night Owl says:

    After initally stating emphatically that he did not take a dip, little Bennie’s now got another version

    If you didn’t buy the first one, try THIS ONE on for size:

    “He did go into the water but in a spirit of reverence not revelry and not with a large group of people and for less than 30 seconds,” Quayle’s spokeman Jay Heiler said

    Quayle apparently has decided to clam up on his reverent moment and let his speaker speak instead, reverence being what it is, and all…..

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