Yoder got some cover from nudist lobby

At least one group defended U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-Overland Park, for his naked swim in the Sea of Galilee. The American Association for Nude Recreation said in a statement last week that Yoder’s only mistake was “picking a spot to go skinny-dipping that is illegal under Israeli law.” The group said that Yoder “should have gone to Tel-Baruch beach north of Tel-Aviv, which has a long history of topless and nude sunbathing. Then instead of being in hot water, he’d have been in refreshing nudist waters.” Yoder is unlikely to put the group’s endorsement on his campaign website.