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WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – Two-term U.S. Representative Van Taylor pulled out of a Republican primary race on Wednesday. He had admitted to having an extra-marital affair, media reports said, with the widower of an American who joined Islam State.

Taylor represents northeast Texas and voted in favor of the formation of a congressional special panel last year to investigate the Jan. 6, 2020 riot at U.S. Capitol. Trump supporters staged the attack, making Taylor furious.

Taylor was forced to withdraw one day following his lead in a Republican pack with five Republicans. He had just 48.7%, just shy the minimum required for him to be nominated.

Keith Self (an ex-county judge in Texas) was elected the Republican nominee to run for the seat of north Dallas.

The Dallas Morning News reported that Taylor told supporters that he made a terrible mistake by having an affair with the woman.

Taylor’s Washington congressional office did not respond immediately to our request for comment. They also didn’t say if he would continue his term.

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