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Trending: Ex-Congressman Who Sexually Assaulted Teenager Busted in Zimbabwe on Porn Charges

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Mel Reynolds tried to get his seat in Congress back in 2012. He got 1 percent of the vote. | Credit: File photo.
Mel Reynolds tried to get his seat in Congress back in 2012. He got 1 percent of the vote. | Credit: File photo.
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bob unger February 18, 2014 at 08:26 PM
Obviously he is now qualified to be a Congressman. He needs to add to a proper political resume by kiting checks, taking bribes and perjuring himself in order to complete his CV
Jake Mooney February 18, 2014 at 11:00 PM
He can look forward to an Obama appointment to some post. Let's just hope it's in Chicago.
Bernard Johnson February 19, 2014 at 12:37 AM
Mel's a classic affirmative-action case of his era, neing that of the rise low-life who couldn't shake the culture of the backward little Mississippi hamlet he was born and initially raised in before coming to Chicago and wangling his way from the s/w-side up to Mather High School on the city's far north-side. Demonstative of so many of his... ilk, not least of which being his twin - Marv; these are not the sort of credentialed folks worthy of their paper credentials. Sure, he was pushed up the ladder of credentials, but, his 'moral fiber' remained in the backwaters of rural Mississippi and on the continent of his ancestors. Mel might have accumulated some parchments from some highly regarded universities, but, he never developed personal integrity. Congress was a perfect place for Mel, but, his low-life proclivities couldn't be repressed to the meager levels required of a US Congressman. Let the Dark Continent keep him, we've no use for him or his perverse ilk hereabouts.
Shif February 19, 2014 at 08:09 AM
Editor Brian. As usual how do you leave out the part that he is a democrat. The liberal press will leave out the political party if a democrat breaks the law. But if a republican does the same, you'll see his/her political party over and over through out the article. That's wrong!
Cathedral February 19, 2014 at 08:35 AM
WOW......I suspect that political affiliation has nothing to do with one's sexual proclivities........This individual, like MANY people who have different sexual desires, fantasies, fetishes, and perversions, need to control those impulses irrespective of political/religious/gender issues......Apparently, civility amongst impulse stone throwers is needed as much as those with sexual control problems....
Ajack February 19, 2014 at 09:12 AM
Yeah and he's a Democrat, a Progressive and a Creep. Funny how , like Shif just mentioned, nothing about his political affiliation or political affliction in this case.
hf2hvit February 19, 2014 at 10:02 AM
I guess all you people who are snickering because he was a Democrat have forgotten all your "family values" espousing republican adulterers: GINGRICH, LIMBAUGH, VITTER, MC CAIN, CRAIG, PALLADINO, GIULIANI, BARR, ENSIGN, TRUMP, LEE, SCHWARZENEGGER, SANFORD And all why espousing FAMILY VALUES and attempting to legislate the morals of others!!!
Shif February 19, 2014 at 10:59 AM
Just look the next article, "GOP ....." How come you liberals can't admit this?
Shif February 19, 2014 at 11:21 AM
Brian. Still waiting on your response
Steven February 19, 2014 at 11:53 AM
Another win for the Party of Bill Clinton, JFK, Ted Kennedy (murderer), John Edwards, Eliot Spitzer, Anthony Weiner, Barney Frank, Gerry Studds, Gary Hart, Bob Filner, David Wu, Eric Massa, Kwame Kilpatrick, David Patterson, Antonio Villaraigosa, Gary Condit (murderer), Tim Mahoney, Jim McGreevey, Brock Adams, etc. ad nauseam. The REAL Democrat War on Women goes on! But, yeah, REPUBLICANS are hypocrites -- LOL!!!!!!!!!!!
Stu Pidasso February 19, 2014 at 01:17 PM
Quick question... Is this douchebag Reynolds in possession of Porn or Kiddie Porn? Were these "models" under 18 years of age? With this scumbags history, it's a pertinent question.. I still cannot believe he is a Rhodes Scholar??? Is this for real? or some kind of cruel joke?????
trueconservative February 19, 2014 at 02:23 PM
hf2hvit. But SCHWARZENEGGER ran California on the Democratic Party legislation, he did not do one thing to improve California. And, he did have relations with "THAT WOMAN", who just happened to clean his house. So glad his wife, Maria kicked him to the curb. Remember that all you leftists when Hilary runs. She doesn't even have enough self respect to get rid a a multiple cheating husband.
Cathedral February 19, 2014 at 03:13 PM
Hint to all of you righteous left and right wing dolts, you are no better than the Congressman.......
Wild Bill Cody February 19, 2014 at 03:58 PM
hf2hfit...adulterous behavior is one thing. But, child porn is the lowest of the low. And if you want to throw stones about adulterers. Former Pres. Clinton is the Grand Adulterer, with John Edwards a close second. Anthony Weiner wins 3d place easily, plus the "Weiner" prize.
J D C February 20, 2014 at 08:06 PM
Patch WHAT party did he work for in IL? Is he a Republican or Democrat?
STAR dot STAR February 21, 2014 at 07:29 PM
Reynolds was a Democrat according to Reuters.

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