In the course of lambasting Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) for his repeated dalliances with multiple prostitutes, Hustler publisher Larry Flynt renewed his million-dollar offer to anybody who can prove they had extra-marital sex with Vitter or any high-ranking official.
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In so doing, he also previewed what he says will become the next big political sex scandals.
“We know we’ve got a gay senator,” Flynt said on CNN yesterday evening. “We just like to see him come out of the closet. And I think we’ll be exposing that in the next few months if he doesn’t.”
And I’ve got a really great story, a very high-ranking Republican talking to a woman on a cell phone, and we have the tape where he said — oh, she mentioned family values to him. He said, “Oh, family values, that crap, I just talk about that on television.”
That one might be trickier.
“Well, we felt, boy, this is a real doozie, [but] my attorney says you can’t use the tape because it was taped in Pennsylvania, which requires two-party consent so you can’t use it,” Flynt said.
You can see the whole exchange below.
Brian Beutler is TPM's senior congressional reporter. Since 2009, he's led coverage of health care reform, Wall Street reform, taxes, the GOP budget, the government shutdown fight, and the debt limit fight. He can be reached at email@example.com.