Congressman Mark Foley (R-FL) has resigned in the wake of the disclosure that he had sent sexually explicit internet messages to congressional pages under the age of 18.
Saying he was "deeply sorry," Congressman Mark Foley (R-FL) resigned from Congress today, hours after ABC News questioned him about sexually explicit internet messages with current and former congressional pages under the age of 18.
A spokesman for Foley, the chairman of the House Caucus on Missing and Exploited Children, said the congressman submitted his resignation in a letter late this afternoon to Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert.
Investigate this man at once. As in right now.
Dan Riehl's post disturbed me a lot. He noticed a lot of partisan commentary from the left on this (I will NOT link them, it is enough that Dan did). The first commenter on his post said "one down 13 to go". Is this what this political situation in this country has become? Is this how low we have fallen? Do you honestly care more about this guy's political party than the fact that he is finally gone? You care more about the seat he vacates than you do about the children he may have harmed?
Really? That is all this means is another seat in the House and a chance to bash the other party? That is, in a way, even more sick than this guys apparent behavior. I do not give a damn thing about this guy's party affiliation. I don't care about anything else but that the proper authorities investigate as soon as possible. If politics means so damn much to you that your humanity is gone, then you are a very, very sad person indeed.
Shame on you.