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Rep. Kriesel says Petraeus should be held accountable for affair

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Minnesota state representative and Iraq war veteran John Kriesel says Gen. David Petraeus should be held accountable for the extramarital affair that lead to the former CIA director's resignation Nov. 9.

The decorated four-star Army general admitted to having an affair with his biographer, Paul Broadwell, who spent months studying Petraeus in Afghanistan.

In a interview with FOX9, Kriesel says the scandal violates core military values of living a life of loyalty and honor, especially when his wife stood by him while Petraeus was on several deployments.

"I looked up to Gen. Petraeus before this," Kriesel said.

Petraeus is expected to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee Thursday regarding the attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi.

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