John Diehl

Missouri House speaker resigns over sexual texts with intern

Missouri House Speaker John Diehl walks out of the House chamber after addressing the body for the final time Friday, May 15, 2015, in Jefferson City, Mo. Soon after leaving the chamber Diehl, who has acknowledging he exchanged sexually suggestive text messages with a Capitol intern, officially delivered his resignation letter to the House clerk. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri House Speaker John Diehl led colleagues in the Pledge of Allegiance, apologized again for exchanging sexually suggestive text messages with a Capitol intern, then walked out of the chamber and resigned Friday as Missouri lawmakers sought to put his scandal behind them on the final day of the session.

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