Democrats expressed outrage [Sunday] that Republican leaders had waited nearly a year to tell them about e-mails between Representative Mark Foley and a former teenage page, allowing the Florida Republican during that time to remain head of the Congressional caucus on children’s issues.
... Representative Nancy Pelosi of California, the House Democratic leader, said in a letter to the House Ethics Committee that it was “abhorrent” that House Republican leaders had known of Mr. Foley’s contacts with the page for a number of months “and that apparently no action was taken to protect these underage children,” Reuters reported.
... Mr. Foley, 52, resigned from the House shortly after being confronted Friday by ABC News about the exchanges. Other, more sexually explicit correspondence between Mr. Foley and other former pages emerged over the weekend.
Monday, October 02, 2006
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