Friday, September 29, 2006

Florida Representative Resigns over Inappropriate E-Mails

The AP reports (here) that Florida Representative Mark Foley has resigned from Congress because of five inappropriate e-mails he sent to a then 16-year old former Congressional page, one of which asked for his picture.  The e-mails have been posted on the website for Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) and were reported by ABC News.  Although Foley's campaign initially denied the e-mails were sent by the Congressman, he has now issued the following statement, "I am deeply sorry and I apologize for letting down my family and the people of Florida I have had the privilege to represent."  Foley's House website touts his leadership of the Missing and Exploited Children Caucus and the "legislation he authored and introduced overhauling our nation’s sex offender registration and notification laws." (press release here)  Foley is the third member of Congress to leave the institution under a cloud this year, assuming Rep. Bob Ney resigns in the wake of his guilty plea to corruption charges. (ph)

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UPDATE:  ABC News (here) has information about additional e-mails between former Representative Foley and other former Congressional pages that contain more explicit communications that may violate federal law. (ph)

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