IOWA: Anti-Gay GOP Senate Majority Leader Resigns In Wake Of Clip Showing Him Kissing Lobbyist [VIDEO]

The Iowa Gazette reports:

Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix, an 18-year veteran of the Iowa Legislature, abruptly resigned his leadership and District 25 position Monday in the wake of a video posted online that appeared to show the Shell Rock Republican kissing a female lobbyist at a Des Moines bar.

In a short statement, Dix announced his resignation as majority leader and state senator, effective at 2 p.m. Monday. He sent a resignation letter to Iowa Senate President Jack Whitver, R-Ankeny, and House Speaker Linda Upmeyer, R-Clear Lake, in accordance with Iowa Code requirement.

Senate President Jack Whitver, R-Ankeny, declined to comment after a closed-door caucus of the 29-member Senate GOP majority. But his office issued a statement confirming Dix’s departure. “I believe he made the right decision for himself and for his district, but most importantly, I believe he made the decision in the best interest of his family,” Whitver said in his statement.

Raw Story reports:

The 18-year legislative veteran is married with three children, according to his statehouse biography. Dix co-sponsored a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and woman.

“I not only sponsored and voted for this amendment, but I was a leader who helped shepard (sic) this amendment through the Iowa House,” Dix boasted in 2006, when he ran unsuccessfully for Iowa’s 1st Congressional District seat.

“Liberal activist judges are threatening our family values and you can count on me to be a leader in Congress who will stand up to them and work to pass this amendment to the United States Constitution.”

  • The Sentinel

    Dix. tee hee

  • witch

    New meaning to ” loose lips sink ships “

    • BlueberriesForMe

      “Dix Lips Sink Dix”.

  • Hank

    Dix co-sponsored a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and woman. and a woman and a woman….


  • another_steve
  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Dix has been a dick for a long time

  • Ninja0980

    Dix got Nixed after his Stix was caught with another woman.

    • JCF

      was caught w/ Chix. [like this is the only one?]

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
  • Tulle Christensen

    it’s OK it was a still living female lobbyist

  • Boreal
  • LarryChemEngr
  • Boreal
    • KevInPDX

      “Party Like a Shriner” !!

    • Treant

      VERONICA! NO!!!!!

  • Rex

    I saw Daddy kissing a lobbyist, at a Des Moines bar last night…oh what a laugh it would have been if Daddy resigns in shame, cuz he kissed a lobbyist last night.

  • KevInPDX

    Family values party!

  • Disqusdmnj

    I don’t know how anyone in the public eye can think they can get away with anything anymore. I’ve never cheated on my wife, probably never even really had any chances to anyway, but the idea of even *attempting* it would scare me, because there’s no anonymity or discreetness these days.

    If you don’t have that code, the least you should do is respect the interwebs. They never forget.

    • Treant

      My only admonition to my husband if he cheats is, “Get videos. And if he’s cute, I reserve the right to invite him over for my consumption.”

      • Disqusdmnj

        Yeah, that’s probably an advantage over us boring straight couples. At this point, we’d have to convince Jon Hamm and Selma Hayek to bed us separately… although we’d both probably go all in on Dave Grohl.

        • Treant

          I wouldn’t mind seeing the Hammaconda, but I’m not at all happy with the “youthful” problems he had with assault and torture.

          • Disqusdmnj

            Oh, jeez, not another one. I knew he was having some Don Draper drinking issues, but hadn’t heard about anything else.

            I think it’s going to come down to Tom Hanks being the only male actor we can depend on.

          • What? I didn’t hear about this…

          • Treant

            One of his classmates reported that he was abusive and bullying toward him during high school, to the point of damage. I don’t think I could find the article if I tried, but I’ll try if you like.

      • iambu

        Ah! We have a similar policy in our house!

  • Treant

    He was attempting to locate her tonsils with his tongue.

    I really don’t like seeing adulterous heterosexuals do that in public. It’s gross. Get a fucking room and do that where I don’t have to see you, you perverts.

    • Treant

      Saw that. Right now, I’m in the process of re-tanking my empty electronics kits, so I’m getting plenty of tiny packages from out of country constantly.

      If I were in Austin, I’d be a little worried right now…

  • Joe in PA

    after a closed-door caucus of the 29-member Senate GOP majority….

    So he “resigned” right after this? Sure Jan.

    • Boreal

      I’ll bet there is other dirt on him as well that would have come out.

      • CB

        Like he would have come out?

        • Boreal

          Don’t know but bet this isn’t the first time he has cheated on his wife.

  • Devon Rodriguez

    Boy he is really taking his name to heart….

  • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

    “A murrrige is ‘tween a MAN, his little lady, and a lobbyist he met while shitfaced at a bar. In Jeebus’ name, ayyyyy-min.”

  • Boreal

    Dix in trouble.

    • Joe in PA

      I think I saw that movie. Oh wait.

    • UrsusArctos 🐻

      The sequel was Dix In Deep.

  • William

    He didn’t know the night would end up in frustration
    He’d end up blowing all his wages for the week
    All for a cuddle and a peck on the cheek

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
  • Natty Enquirer

    I thought adultery was one of their values, judging from how often they do it.

    • Judas Peckerwood

      “Thou shalt NOT commit adultery, Medammit!”

    • Longpole

      True, but only trump is allowed to get away with it.

      • Oscarlating Wildely


  • Boreal

    His wife will have a slam dunk divorce with this tape if she wants to.

  • Friday

    May as well just assume these ‘Family Values’ bigots are up to something hypocritical, themselves, at this point.

  • JWC

    He resigns over a kiss and trump stays for grabbing pussy?

    • JCF


  • rcdcr

    what a dix.

  • stevenj

    They both must be desperate.

  • Judas Peckerwood

    Gay marriage claims yet another victim!

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    I saw daddy kissing Satan Clause.

  • Philly Mike

    I am confused is this a republican taking responsibility?

    • iambu

      *Facing* responsibility for getting caught. Taking it, of his own volition, like a decent human? Doubtful.

  • Henry Auvil

    Please tell me his campaign bumper sticker said, “I Like Dix.”

  • Spongebob CrankyPants


  • Tom Mears

    He is a firm believer in old-testament biblical marriage ala Abraham, Sarah and Hagar.

    • Dazzer

      Hagar the Viking?

      • JCF

        Hagar the Egyptian woman. Concubine of Abraham. Mother of Ishmael.

  • Kevin Andrews

    The Dix and his Dick have been exposed. What is it with these entitled, hoarding diseased traitorous fucks in the Fascist Republican party?

  • TimJ

    “Liberal activist judges are threatening our family values…” Yes, but only if we don’t get there first.

  • Jefe5084

    “Best interests of his family” Yes, well those nasty divorces take a lot of money, and time. Plus those dates with your hot new honey. Best to go.

  • JackNasty

    Republicans aren’t the only closeted sanctimonious bigoted hypocrites. Bill Clinton was secretly doing Monica Lewinsky when he announced his support for the misnamed Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in 1996.

    • PhillyProfessor

      True. But the sanctimonious bigoted Republicans do outnumber their Democratic counterparts by roughly 100:1

      • JackNasty

        They do indeed, which is even more reason not to pay homage to the few Democratic homophobes like the Clintons.

  • David Walker

    “…but most importantly, I believe he made the decision in the best interest of his family…” I’m probably wrong here, but wouldn’t “the best interest of his family” not be screwing around with other women?

  • Blueflash

    Kissing a woman? That’s odd. According to most liberals the gay-haters are almost always gay themselves.

    • Ben in Oakland

      Got a citation for that?
      Got a citation for that?

      • xzargo

        Google it.

  • Lars Littlefield

    It’s the devil in Santana’s version of Oye Como Va that made him do it. Works every time.

    • ccc

      We observed the same thing. I think we deserve to be playmates.

  • djlee

    what a dix

  • netxtown

    and, like 4 squares of shit paper – he’s biodegradable. b-bye!

  • JT

    With a name like “Dix”, I was hoping for something juicier.

    • Ben in Oakland

      You’re going to have to wait long and hard for that.

  • kareemachan

    Maybe the ‘best decision for his family’ would be not to snog her in the first place?


  • Tor

    Family Values Guy.

  • SammySeattle

    Thousandth verse, same as the first.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    I wouldn’t care about the adultery except THEY’RE the ones who make it a damn issue. Although the object of his affections being a lobbyist should be the main issue besides the utter goddamn hypocrisy.

  • JCF

    That video promised more than it delivered (but it was enough, so that’s all that matters).

  • andrew

    Those ” liberal activist judges are threatening our family values,” right here in this bar. LOL.

  • andrew

    Those ” liberal activist judges are threatening our family values,” right here in this bar. LOL.

  • Girlgoon

    Oh the poetic justice if the lobbyist were only a drag queen.

  • Danny De Jayeff

    What a filthy whore.

  • Professor Barnhardt

    You put that Carlos Santana on the jukebox, and anything can happen.

  • narutomania

    So what I’m reading is …

    … they have pics of Dix with chicks.