Congressman apologizes for naked swim

August 20, 2012 1:22:51 PM PDT
Republican Kansas Congressman Kevin Yoder is apologizing for any embarrassment caused by his naked swim during a trip to Israel last summer.

ABC News has confirmed that Yoder was among 30 lawmakers and staff who swam at the Sea of Galilee, that's the place where the bible says Jesus walked on water.

Yoder released this statement to Politico: "After dinner I followed some members of congress in a spontaneous and very brief dive into the sea and regrettably I jumped in the water without a swimsuit."