Mark Foley (R-FL) To Resign Over Sexually Explicit Messages To 16 Y.O. BoyI couldn't make this shit up, I swear.
'Will not seek reelection' - yeah, no shit!
Saying he was "deeply sorry," Congressman Mark Foley (R-FL; news, bio, voting record) resigned from Congress today, hours after ABC News questioned him about sexually explicit internet messages with current and former congressional pages under the age of 18.
A spokesman for Foley, the chairman of the House Caucus on Missing and Exploited Children, said the congressman submitted his resignation in a letter late this afternoon to Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert. Hours earlier, ABC News had read excerpts of instant messages provided by former male pages who said the congressman, under the AOL Instant Messenger screen name Maf54, made repeated references to sexual organs and acts.
In a statement, Foley said, "I am deeply sorry and I apologize for letting down my family and the people of Florida I have had the privilege to represent."
The full details will be included in a report tonight on ABC World News with Charles Gibson.
Click here for the previous report on the e-mails sent by Rep. Foley.
See also: Rep. Foley's Opponent Calls for an Investigation into Allegations of Inappropriate E-mails with Former Page.
Click Here for More of the Brian Ross Page.
EDIT: More emerging details from Yahoo news.
Raw Story has more…For some reason, Republican Jim West comes to mind…The man in charge of SEX OFFENDER PENALTIES (I dare you to click this link and NOT have a fucking nosebleed) is a predator…Way to go Dennis Hastert. More Republican incompetence. Howie Klein wrote about Foley 79 times…