In an act of bipartisan unity, the members of Tennessee's congressional delegation will be hosting the Tennessee State Society of Washington, D.C., 2013 Inaugural Ball and, in another act of bipartisan unity, they won't be seen doing so with Congressman Scott DesJarlais.
An invitation to the event, to celebrate the presidential inauguration and the swearing-in of Tennessee's congressional delegation, lists the entire bunch as "Honorary Hosts," with Rep. Jim Cooper as the "Honorary Chair." DesJarlais is nowhere to be found.
Add this to the list of things DesJarlais has been left out of — the most notable of which was a list of honorary co-chairman for Sen. Lamar Alexander's re-election campaign — since revelations from his decade-old divorce, including sexual relationships with patients and multiple abortions, made him a political leper.
The invitation appears after the jump:
Of course, DesJarlais may still attend. After all, having overcome the scandal to win re-election, we assume he's still being sworn in. Just don't expect to see him at the head table.