Thursday, October 05, 2006

Reid on The GOP's Foley Cover-Up

Short and sweet: Here's Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) on how Republicans covered for Mark Foley, despite knowing for a long time that he was chasing young Congressional Pages around The Hill:
"The response of the House Republican leadership and the Bush White House has been morally repugnant and wholly inadequate. This is about more than 'naughty emails' as President Bush's spokesman dismissed online predatory behavior today. This is about a member of Congress who used his position to prey on young children, and a Republican Leadership team who set out to cover it up. We may never know how many children were put at risk because the Republican leadership valued a congressional seat more than the safety of Congressional Pages.

"Congressman Foley has resigned over his behavior. But Americans are still waiting for Republican Leaders to come clean and explain why for almost a year they chose to cover up Foley’s behavior."