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Page Scandal Goes Beyond Rep. Foley, Requires Full Investigation

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Page Scandal Goes Beyond Rep. Foley, Requires Full Investigation

Rep. Wasserman Schultz made the following statement regarding the news that Congressional leadership did nothing when a child in the Congressional page program notified officials that they had been solicited by Rep. Foley:

"This goes beyond Rep. Foley, it goes to the values of the Congressional leadership and the fact that when children felt that sexual advances were being made against them by people in positions of authority, the Congressional leadership of this Congress did nothing.

What kind of message does this send to these boys and girls that are in the page program to experience our Congress and our democracy up close? Apparently the message was, if you are a member of Congress then you are above the law, that we will turn a blind eye to accusations of soliciting minors.

These are not family values, these are not American values. We need an investigation into whom in the Congressional leadership, and in the page program, knew that this was going on and why they chose to ignore these children when they asked for help."

http://www.house.gov/list/press/fl20_schultz/BeyondFoley.html

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