Former Senator John Edwards admitted on Thursday that he fathered a daughter with a campaign videographer with whom he had an extramarital affair during his presidential campaign.What a disgrace. Edwards even allowed a former campaign staffer to try and take the fall for him. Then too, Elizabeth Edwards knew all along what a scumbag she was married too and went right along as he continued to lie to the American public while he trying to become President. That makes her just as bad. We'll all be better off if the entire Edwards camp just goes away for good now.
“I am Quinn’s father,” Mr. Edwards said bluntly in a statement released to the news media, confirming what his wife, Elizabeth, his children, close friends, former staff members and the general public already knew or suspected.
“I have been able to spend time with her during the past year and trust that future efforts to show her the love and affection she deserves can be done privately and in peace,” he continued. “It was wrong for me ever to deny she was my daughter and hopefully one day, when she understands, she will forgive me.”
The child, Frances Quinn Hunter, will turn 2 in February.
The statement capped a lengthy period of denials and disclosures from Mr. Edwards about his relationship with the videographer, Rielle Hunter, who was hired to produce Internet videos for his 2008 presidential campaign.