All rights reserved. Florida Rep. Mark Foley, left, resigned from Congress on Sept. Right, Tyson Vivyan reportedly claimed Foley sent him sexually suggestive messages after his nine-month stint as a page ended in June Foley's attorney declined comment on that accusation at the time.
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Kirk Fordham , chief of staff to Rep. Tom Reynolds and former chief of staff for Foley, also resigned as a result of the scandal. The questionable conversations, which took place between    and , were investigated by the FBI for possible criminal violations. In , Foley sent five e-mails to a year-old former page from Monroe , Louisiana  who had been sponsored by Rep. Rodney Alexander R — LA.
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NEW YORK - Even today, two years after Mark Foley's very public fall from grace, the former congressman can't explain why he sent lurid, sexually explicit computer messages to male teens who had worked as Capitol Hill pages. Sitting in his room at the Four Seasons Hotel in New York this week, the Florida Republican, wearing a yellow tie with blue elephants, finally broke his silence. Foley insists he did nothing illegal and never had sexual contact with teens, just inappropriate Internet conversations. Investigations by the FBI and Florida authorities ended without criminal charges.
Former Rep. Mark Foley's salacious correspondence with teenage boys working as congressional pages is the kind of story that not only obliterates interest in whatever bills Congress passed before leaving town but promises to hit a much rawer public nerve than the corruption scandals that have already removed three Republicans from office this year. It strikes especially hard at "values voters," the conservative Christians who make up the core of the Republican Party.