Top House Republicans knew for months about e-mail traffic between Representative Mark Foley and a former teenage page, but kept the matter secret and allowed Mr. Foley to remain head of a Congressional caucus on children’s issues, Republican lawmakers said Saturday.This is not going away. Says Christopher Shays (R.-Conn.):
If they knew or should have known the extent of this problem, they should not serve in leadership.And I should add, for those of you who say this is just politics, even if the Democrats had pushed this story to come out on Friday of all days, right at the end of this Congress, does it absolve the GOP leadership of their responsibility to have policed their own caucus? No, it doesn't.
This is where politics over ethics and policy leads us. Let's kick the bums out.