INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Sept. 30, 2015) – Jud McMillin, the high-ranking Republican who abruptly resigned Tuesday, took to Facebook Wednesday morning to say he made "mistakes" and was doing what he could to rectify them.
The Indiana representative from Brookville stepped down after a sexually explicit video was sent from his cell phone via a text message one week ago, according to our media partners at the IndyStar.
McMillin served as House majority leader during the 2015 legislative session and was the second-highest ranking Republican in the Indiana House.
He sent a bizarre text message as a follow up to the video saying, “My phone was stolen in Canada and out of my control for about 24 hours. I have just been able to reactivate it under my control. Please disregard any messages you received recently. I am truly sorry for anything offensive you may have received."
Here’s the post he wrote on Wednesday:
"I make mistakes. When I do, regardless of how big or small they are, I do my best to admit them, own up to it, and then start doing my best to remedy them. That's what I am doing right now with my family. With that being said I will never understand the need for some people to spew hatred. I hope it makes those people feel better about themselves because there is no other discernable benefit. What a sad place for society to be. On the other hand, I am constantly amazed at how good hearted so many people are. The outpouring of support I have received from so many gives me faith and hope in humanity as a whole. To those who choose this path, I encourage you to maintain your approach not only towards those you agree with and like, but towards those you disagree with as well. This is the only approach that can possibly help make the world a better place."
McMillin said in a statement Tuesday that he decided to step down so he could spend more time with his family.