Martin Bashir | November 27, 2012
>>> congress returned to work today after a grueling and extended thanksgiving vacation, and to mark this solemn event, we're introducing a new series on the nation's top lawmakers. we're calling it "red, white, and true." and today we focus on the magnificent republican representative of tennessee, dr. scott --
>> i'm the conservative pro-life republican doctor, scott desjesrlais.
>> as a conservative pro-life republican doctor, the congressman rode the tea party wave to washington just two years ago. but things have gotten a little tricky since then. you see, in divorce proceedings released after election day , this severely conservative pro-life republican doctor admitted to having sexual relationships with multiple women, including two of his patients, three of his co-workers, and even one representative of a drug company . if that wasn't enough, and despite his 100% pro-life voting record, the good doctor actually encouraged one of his mistresses, who was also one of his patients, to have an abortion. that was on top of supporting his ex-wife's decision to have two terminations of her own. rough medicine, indeed. of course, these revelations didn't stop him from winning a new term in congress. but he isn't out of the woods quite yet. a watch dog group has filed a congressional ethics complaint against him accusing dr. d of not telling the truth about his relationships with patients and the narcotic painkillers that he prescribed to at least one of his patient paramours. in response, the congressman's office told us the complaint is, quote, a publicity stunt from the far left. all in all, it's a pretty heavy load of baggage the congressman carries with him back to capitol hill today. but don't worry, the congressman says he's eager to do the people's business. and let's hope that at east while he's in washington, he keeps his business separate from his pleasures.