Sanford: 'Testosterone can get you in trouble'

Sanford: 'Testosterone can get you in trouble'
© Greg Nash

Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) reportedly issued a warning to lawmakers before House leaders pulled the Republican healthcare bill.

Sanford took note that only men had spoken so far during a meeting Thursday night between White House officials, House leadership and House Freedom Caucus members, CNN reported late Saturday.

"I'm here to tell you, sometimes that testosterone can get you in trouble," Sanford said, according to sources familiar with his remarks.
 
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Sanford was reportedly alluding to an extramarital affair that led to his resignation as chairman of the Republican Governor's Association in 2009.
 
 
The move, which marked the first legislative defeat for President Trump, comes after seven years of rhetoric from Republicans who campaigned on repealing and replacing former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaSenate needs to stand up to Trump's Nixonian view of the Fed Beyoncé in 'Time 100' profile: Michelle Obama empowers black Americans New Broadway play 'Hillary and Clinton' debuts MORE's signature healthcare legislation.
 
After the bill was pulled, the president blamed Democrats for not backing it and signaled he would move on to other legislative priorities.
 
Last week, Vice President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceMelania Trump, Karen Pence say they're ready to serve four more years in White House The Turkish rupture could cause a fissure in NATO Buttigieg responds to Pence: 'My problem is when' VP's 'religious beliefs are used as an excuse to harm' MORE also tweeted out a photo of a meeting with the president and members of the Freedom Caucus. The picture sparked controversy when people pointed out the photo showed no women.