Facing mounting pressure amid whispers that he driving to see his mistress and three-year old love child when he was busted for DWI in Virginia last week, Congressman Vito Fossella (R-S.I.) issued a statement today admitting to his extramarital affair and secret daughter:
I have had a relationship with Laura Fay, with whom I have a three-year-old daughter. My personal failings and imperfections have caused enormous pain to the people I love and I am truly sorry. While I understand that there will be many questions, including those about my political future, making any political decisions right now are furthest from my mind. Over the coming weeks and months, I will to continue to do my job and I will work hard to heal the deep wounds I have caused.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on May 8, 2008