GOP pages warned about Foley in 2001
The head of the page alumni association told ABC News that Republican pages were warned about Foley in 2001:
Matthew Loraditch, a page in the 2001-2002 class, told ABC News he and other pages were warned about Foley by a supervisor in the House Clerk's office.
Loraditch, the president of the Page Alumni Association, said the pages were told "don't get too wrapped up in him being too nice to you and all that kind of stuff."
Staff members at the House Clerk's office did not return calls seeking comment.
Some of the sexually explicit instant messages that led to Foley's abrupt resignation Friday were sent to pages in Loraditch's class.
Pages report to either Republican or Democratic supervisors, depending on the political party of the member of Congress who nominate them for the page program.
Several Democratic pages tell ABC News they received no such warnings about Foley. [Emphasis added.]
So Democrat-sponsored pages were left in the dark. How very Republican--Let's protect our own and leave their kids to the chickenhawk.
This whole scandal is typical of the Republican way of doing business. Put the sex predator in charge of the child abuse committee, the lumber baron in charge of the forests, the other chickenhawks in charge of the war....
Update: ABC News reports that House Republicans might face a criminal investigation for the coverup.
As if that weren't enough, John Aravosis reportes that "GOP Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) let Foley spend "a lot of time" with pages, including private dinner with one, after GOP knew Foley was a problem."
[HT: Crooks and Liars.]