Iowa Senate leader resigns after video shows him kissing lobbyist
"I believe he made the right decision for himself and for his district, but most importantly, I believe he made the decision in the best interest of his family."— Statement from Senate President Jack Whitver
Why it matters: The video poses a potential conflict of interest, as a lobbyist could attempt to influence the married majority leader on matters of public policy. The party plans to hold an election for his replacement on Wednesday.