Remember Bernard Cardinal Law?
Cardinal, I'm sure you've met........
Speaker Hastert. I'm sure you have much
to talk about
House GOP Leadership knew about Foley almost a year ago, let Foley remain in House leadership, let him remain as chair of House sex offender caucus
by John in DC - 9/29/2006 07:06:00 PM
Someone in the House Republican leadership has some serious explaining to do.
Whether or not the kid's parents were fine with letting it go, which the story says is the case, why was Foley permitted to remain in the House GOP leadership for almost a year after they knew he was having sex talk with minors onlinel, minors he met on the job?
Why did the House Republican leadership leave foley as the co-chair of the House body in charge of child sex offenses for a good year after they knew?
Why did the House leadership permit Foley to stay in the House at all, where he would be around other pages every day all day long?
And just as importantly, why did the House GOP leadership let Foley lie publicly yesterday about the emails, claiming they were innocent, and simply a dirty attack from the Democrats, when the House leadership knew the real story?
And finally, we find out that the FBI was contacted two months about this story. Was there any follow-up from the Bush FBI? Or did they just let this potential case of child sex offense go by the wayside because it involved a friend of Bush?
From from the SF Chronicle:
The page worked for Rep. Rodney Alexander, R-La., who said Friday that when he learned of the e-mail exchanges 10 to 11 months ago, he called the teen's parents. Alexander told the Ruston Daily Leader, "We also notified the House leadership that there might be a potential problem," a reference to the House's Republican leaders.
Foley was a member of the Republican leadership, serving as a deputy whip. He also was a member of the House Ways and Means Committee.
Massive coverup for a child sex predator. Reminds me of what Bernie Law did in Boston, and how he just escaped prosecution by fleeing to Rome.
I wonder how this plays out.
posted by Steve @ 7:26:00 PM