As recently as July of this year, one of the supporters of HR 4472 was pushing legislation to protect children from sex offenders and predators. Who is protecting children from our legislators? Of course he is innocent unless proven otherwise but it does make you stop to think.
“…Congressman Mark Foley (R-FL), Co-chairman of the Missing and Exploited Children Caucus, applauded Senate passage of legislation he authored and introduced overhauling our nation’s sex offender registration and notification laws….”“For too long our nation has tracked library books better than it has sex offenders. That day is coming to an end,” said Mark Foley. “Senator Hatch and Leader Frist have been resolute in keeping this legislation on track. We are closing loopholes that sex offenders and pedophiles have used to prey on children.”
It is being reported, Representative Mark Foley, a Florida Republican representing the 16th District in Florida, submitted a resignation letter to the speaker of the House today. He allegedly sent, in August of 2005, e-mails and instant messages making reference to sexual organs and acts to a former male page 16 years-old.
Congressman Foley denies there was anything inappropriate in the e-mails. Articles such as this USA today story suggest otherwise.