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Two of Kevin Yoder's fellow Republicans in the Kansas congressional delegation say his brief nude swim last year in the Sea of Galilee is out of line with what Kansans expect from elected officials.
Sen. Jerry Moran said Monday that what he's read and heard about the incident in Israel in August 2011 suggests something stupid happened. He said such incidents distract from important issues in politics.
And Rep. Mike Pompeo said elected officials have an obligation to act in ways that live up to the trust voters put in them. Pompeo and Moran were in Wichita to participate in a panel discussion during the annual convention of the Kansas Independent Oil and Gas Association. Yoder was invited to the convention, but he did not appear.
Yoder has apologized for the incident, which occurred on a fact-finding trip to Israel with other members of Congress.
Kansas GOP Chairwoman Amanda Adkins said the brief nude swim should not overshadow Yoder's work in Congress.
Kansas Democratic Party chair Joan Wagnon is calling on Yoder to resign.