Tuesday :: Oct 3, 2006

Foley Send IMs To Page During Iraq Funding Vote In 2003

by Steve

ABC News is reporting at this hour they have obtained additional instant messages from congressional pages that originated from Mark Foley back in 2003.

Former Congressman Mark Foley (R-FL) interrupted a vote on the floor of the House in 2003 to engage in Internet sex with a high school student who had served as a congressional page, according to new Internet instant messages provided to ABC News by former pages.
ABC News now has obtained 52 separate instant message exchanges, which former pages say were sent by Foley, using the screen name Maf54, to two different boys under the age of 18.
This message was dated April 2003, at approximately 7 p.m., according to the message time stamp.

Foley may have been sending these messages to underage boys from the House floor that night, during the floor vote.

The House voted that evening on HR 1559, Emergency War Time supplemental appropriations.
According to another message, Foley also invites the teen and a friend to come to his house near Capitol Hill so they can drink alcohol.

I’m glad to see his work on such matters didn’t distract him too much.

But here is my question: It isn't clear if Foley sent these messages during the votes on the floor, or left the floor to do so. Each party sits within its caucus on its own side of the House floor, so it's possible that Foley was sitting next to another Republican while he was engaging in these “conversations” that night. So which GOP House member was sitting next to Mark Foley in 2003?

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