“Sen. David Vitter, R-La., apologized Monday night for ‘a very serious sin in my past‘ after his telephone number appeared among those associated with an escort service operated by the so-called ‘D.C. Madam.'” Vitter released the following statement:
This was a very serious sin in my past for which I am, of course, completely responsible. Several years ago, I asked for and received forgiveness from God and my wife in confession and marriage counseling. Out of respect for my family, I will keep my discussion of the matter there-with God and them. But I certainly offer my deep and sincere apologies to all I have disappointed and let down in any way.
In 2005, Vitter attacked “the Hollywood left” for “redefining the most basic institution in human history.”