Rep. Judson McMillin Resigns from Indiana House After Sex Video Emerges

Rep. Judson McMillin Resigns from Indiana House After Sex Video Emerges

An Indiana lawmaker has abruptly resigned after a sex video was reportedly discovered on his phone.


Rep. Jud McMillin, the second-highest ranking Republican in the state’s House of Representatives, stepped down Tuesday a week after he sent a bizarre text message to several people apologizing for “anything offensive” they may have received from his stolen phone.

The 38-year-old Brookville, Indiana legislator said in a statement he was quitting after five years in office to spend more time with his family, Fox 59 reported.

Rep. Judson McMillin Resigns from Indiana House After Sex Video Emerges

“I have decided the time is right for me to pass the torch,” said McMillin, a married father of four. “Now I want to focus all of my attention on making my family’s world a better place.”

The shocking resignation from the rising star in the state’s GOP came after a sexually explicit video was sent out from his cell phone, sources told The Indianapolis Star.

The contents of the video and how many people were on the receiving end of it were unclear.

McMillin sent a cryptic warning to friends, alerting them that his phone was stolen in Canada and was “out of my control for about 24 hours,” according to the text message obtained by the newspaper.

“Please disregard any messages you received recently,” the text continued. “I am truly sorry for anything offensive you may have received.”

Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) accepted McMillin’s resignation Tuesday, saying the caucus was “thankful” for his service.

“We fully support his decision to step down in order to focus on his family,” Bosma said.

House Republicans plan to call a caucus this week to fill the majority floor leader position vacated by McMillin.

McMillin was first elected to the Legislature in 2010. The married Cincinnati native assumed the position of Majority Floor Leader this year.

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