Not only am I thankful for a loving family but for a loving God.
My comfort is that God is a gracious and forgiving God to those who sincerely seek his forgiveness as I do.
But I am so ashamed to have hurt those I love.
I am so sorry to have let so many friends down, people who have fought so hard for me.
The ideas we advocate are still just and right.
America will survive and thrive when anchored in those values.
Human beings, like me, will fail, but our cause is greater than individuals.
It is based upon eternal truths.
By stepping aside, my mistake cannot be used as a political football in a partisan attempt to undermine the cause for which I have labored
All of my adult life.
I love this area.
This is my home.
It has been such an honor to serve you.
For sixteen years, my family and I have given our all for this area.
The toll has been high.
As I leave public office, my plans are focused upon repairing my marriage, earning back the trust of my family and community, and renewing my walk with my Lord.
I humble ask you, for the sake of my family that you respect our privacy in this difficult time.
I have no further comments.