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Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert Watch: Congressional Aide Kirk Fordham – Alerted Hastert’s Office Three Years Ago About Mark Foley

UPDATE

AP: Aide says he reported Foley 3 years ago 

A senior congressional aide said Wednesday he told House Speaker Dennis Hastert’s office about worrisome conduct by Rep. Mark Foley toward teenage pages more than three years ago, long before officials have acknowledged becoming aware of the issue.

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Rep. Tom Reynolds, R-N.Y., prepares to speak a fundraiser in Amherst, N.Y., Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006, with first lady Laura Bush (not shown). Reynolds’ top aide, Kirk Fordham, a past aide to former GOP Rep. Mark Foley of Florida, resigned Wednesday amid the uproar over Foley’s Internet exchanges with former teenage pages and Hastert’s handling of the problem.

AP: Aide Says He Reported Foley 2 Years Ago

A senior congressional aide said Wednesday that he alerted House Speaker Dennis Hastert’s office two years ago about worrisome conduct by former Rep. Mark Foley with teenage pages. Kirk Fordham told The Associated Press that when he was told about Foley’s inappropriate behavior toward pages, he had “more than one conversation with senior staff at the highest level of the House of Representatives asking them to intervene.”

The conversations took place long before the e-mail scandal broke, Fordham said, and at least a year earlier than members of the House GOP leadership have acknowledged.

The Fat Lady has sung for Speaker Dennis Hastert.

Mr. Speaker, resign your Speakership for the good of the Republican Party before you take the entire GOP down with you.

Congressman John Shimkus and Majority Leader John Boehner MUST also resign their leadership positions.

A clean slate…….

Yet, Hastert’s office denies the AP story.

Mr. Speaker RESIGN and end this blood-letting in the media.

Related:

National Review: The Price of Foley

Tony Blankley: Republican integrity

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