The House ethics committee criticized members and aides for leaving male pages vulnerable to Rep. Mark Foley's improper sexual advances even though the first concerns were reported more than a decade ago.
By PBS NewsHour
House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., dismissed calls for his resignation Tuesday, as reports revealed that he was aware of messages sent to congressional pages by former Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla. Analysts debate whether Hastert should step down.
Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla., resigned Friday after reports revealed he had sent sexually explicit messages to male congressional pages. Following a report on the political fallout of Foley's resignation, political journalist Ben Pershing discusses its effects on the Republican Party.
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