Skip to comments.Mel Reynolds ‘in hiding’ in South Africa
Posted on 03/04/2014 6:28:40 AM PST by Olog-hai
Former Congressman Mel Reynolds breaks his silence after being deported from Zimbabwe. He says hes now in hiding.
Eyewitness News reached the former Congressman by phone in South Africa. Thats where he says he has been in hiding since his flight out of Zimbabwe a little more than a week ago.
Mel Reynolds spent 2 years and 10 months in Congress. Last month, he was in a Zimbabwean jail for six days. [ ]
Reynolds says he will begin publicly revealing information he claims to have about people illegally doing business with the Mugabe regime at a press conference in South Africa in the next day or so.
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So what's the over/under on this guy's longevity?
Mel Reynolds served in Congress from 1993-95 before resigning.
EXCERPT Mel Reynolds announced he will try to regain the Congressional seat he gave up in 1995, but he has a better chance of winning the Lotto than he does of getting back to Washington, D.C. If it hadnt been for Reynoldss lust for teenage flesh, Barack Obama might not be president today -- a sex scandal created the opening Barack Obama needed to get into politics.
Reynolds, then a second-term congressman was accused of having sex with a 16-year-old hed met during his 1992 run for Congress. Reynolds had spotted the girl while driving around the district and pulled over to chat, even though he was supposed to be politicking and she was too young to vote. Soon after, she joined his campaign as volunteer and mistress. Two years later, the girl confessed to the affair to her next-door neighbor, who happened to be a Chicago police officer.
The states attorney set up a phone-sex sting. While sitting in a prosecutors office, the girl called Reynolds and told him she couldnt make their tryst because she had to babysit. What you gonna wear? Reynolds prompted. Well, my peach underwear, like you told me to. I was hoping we could do something really special but I see thats not going to happen, I guess. I was definitely gonna f---, Reynolds said. Right in my office. I was gonna masturbate too.
At the panting congressmans urging, the girl spun a story of sex with a lesbian lover. When Reynolds asked if the other woman would be willing to do a threesome, the girl said no but she knew a 15-year-old girl who might. A 15-year-old Catholic schoolgirl. Did I win the Lotto? Reynolds exclaimed.
There was no 15-year-old schoolgirl. But this declaration of a married congressmans lust for teenagers turned into a catchphrase. Jay Leno joked about it on The Tonight Show. The case was so salacious it made headlines in Chicago for more than a year. Reynolds won re-election in his heavily Democratic district, but, by 1995, he was facing a trial that threatened to cost him his seat in Congress.
Reynolds protested that he was guilty only of phone sex and erotic fantasies, but, as his trial approached, State Sen. Alice Palmer announced she would run against Reynolds in the primary......this was Obamas chance. He decided he wanted to run for the seat.
.....by the time Obama met Palmer, Mel Reynolds had been convicted, imprisoned, and resigned his seat in Congress. Palmer was no longer running in the March 1996 primary. She was running in a special election.... Palmer assured Obama she was all in. It was going to be Congress or bust. Obama won Palmers senate seat, and the rest is history -- history that began with a horny congressman.
Ward Room blogger Edward McClellands Young Mr. Obama: Chicago and the Making of a Black President will be available on Kindle for $9.99. Tracing Obamas career in Chicago from his arrival as a community organizer to his election to the U.S. Senate, Young Mr. Obama tells the story of how a callow, presumptuous young man became a master politician, and of why only Chicago could have produced our first black president.
Let it be known if he does have dirt on anyone in the political realm he will be silenced the old fashion way. Look what happened in Arkansas under the rapist in chief.
Smart move, there, Mel. Tell everyone that you're gonna squawk and your life ain't gonna be worth 2 cents. If you'd just come out and say it before telling anyone, you'd live a little while longer....................
Winner for best Dem perv in exile film:
“12 Years a Pedophile” starring Mel Reynolds