Another closeted gay GOP hypocrite in Congress may be prosecuted under laws he pushed to enact.
In Congress, Rep. Foley (R-FL) was part of the Republican leadership and the chairman of the House caucus on missing and exploited children.House GOP leadership knew about Foley, let him retain leadership of sex offender caucus.
He crusaded for tough laws against those who used the Internet for sexual exploitation of children.
"They're sick people; they need mental health counseling," Foley said.
But, according to several former congressional pages, the congressman used the Internet to engage in sexually explicit exchanges.
I cannot believe that Denny Hastert knew about Foley using the Net to chat-up underage boys a year ago and DID NOTHING (you'll recall that the email conversations we posted earlier were around the time of Hurricane Katrina last year).Foley Interviewed About Page Last Year; Democrats Not Told
Tell me why Denny Hastert shouldn't be forced to immediately resign. They left your kids with this man AFTER they knew what he was doing. They let him stay in the GOP leadership. They let him remain the chair of the child sex offender caucus. Jesus Christ.
Just in time for the election, the lack of ethics and morals of Republicans are going to be a huge issue. Abramoff fallout is spreading as more contacts are revealed and possible bribes into the White House are coming to light. Two Republican congressmen are being hammered for supporting the sex trade in the Marianas as did Tom DeLay, several other GOP leadership figures are closet gays or bisexuals leading the anti-gay bandwagon. Republican Senators are still in the dark ages regarding prejudice.
"Where did this idea come from that everybody deserves free education, free medical care, free whatever? It comes from Moscow, from Russia. It comes straight out of the pit of hell." - Representative Debbie Riddle, GOP Incumbent Texas HD-150
This is the new GOP.
UPDATE - from Americablog - the conservative group the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, which seems to be really just a ban internet porn group with a catchier title, has issued this statement: “Congressman Mark Foley’s resignation is a great loss to Florida and the nation. He has been a hard-working, dedicated and effective Congressman. He will be missed." Do they want to think about that a bit longer?