Skip to comments.Resign, Mr. Speaker
Posted on 10/03/2006 4:09:22 AM PDT by Taggart_D
The facts of the disgrace of Mark Foley, who was a Republican member of the House from a Florida district until he resigned last week, constitute a disgrace for every Republican member of Congress. Red flags emerged in late 2005, perhaps even earlier, in suggestive and wholly inappropriate e-mail messages to underage congressional pages. His aberrant, predatory -- and possibly criminal -- behavior was an open secret among the pages who were his prey. The evidence was strong enough long enough ago that the speaker should have relieved Mr. Foley of his committee responsibilities contingent on a full investigation to learn what had taken place, whether any laws had been violated and what action, up to and including prosecution, were warranted by the facts. This never happened....
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He should resign. The Republicans should also be working on their list of Democrats who were also aware of this, and getting those names out there, as well - so that they can resign too.
Why should he resign?
It's possible Hastert is also a victim. Evidence indicates it is the Democrats who knew and sat on the info. All this hysteria is playing into the Democrats' hands.
cause he's a lousy leader.
He has no control over the house republicans much less the full house and he with the majority.
There is no reason for Rove to resign over Wilson.
There is no reason for Rumsfeld to resign over WMDs.
There is no reason for Delay to resign over fundraising.
There is no reason for Scalia to recuse himself over his friendship with Cheney.
This is a typical Democrat ploy - if you can't unseat someone electorally, try to unseat them through the press.
If Hastert caves, that's weakness in the face of the enemy.
With whom do you replace him, smart guy?
There MUST be an investigation and it MUST be led by Barney Franks. If that would be inappropriate perhaps Gary Studds could be lured out of retirement.
Strange that the Washington Times is saying this.
From what I've heard so far.
Hastert had emails that were not suggestive. Democrat operatives had the instant messages that were disgusting. They've had them for a couple YEARS and sat on them.
Democrats should fall on their swords. All of them.
The SAME people that are calling for every republican's head over this are the SAME people that want GAY BOY SCOUT LEADERS!!!! and GAYS in the MILITARY!!!! HYPOCRITES!!
Would you say Reynolds wrap is your preferred brand? Or are they in collusion with the Illuminati, the trilateral Commission and Opus Dei too?
You're right! Hastert thought he had this "handled" months ago. WRONG! This is the kind of leadership the country needs??? He//, the Republican leadership in Congress can't deal with problems in its own ranks, can't deal with the opposition party and we're supposed to expect them to deal with the islamic attempt at world domination???
Give me a break!
Great response! Thanks
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