Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Sensenbrenner Wont Discuss Foley Scandal

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009) Donate to DU
 
Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:10 PM
Original message
Sensenbrenner Wont Discuss Foley Scandal
Sensenbrenner Won't Discuss Connections to Foley Scandal




WHITEFISH BAY, WI Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner has refused to respond to questions about his role in the Foley scandal currently gripping the Republican party. The scandal involves former Florida Congressman Mark Foley's sexually-charged emails and instant messages to underage male Congressional pages. It has become apparent that Republican House leadership knew of the inappropriate contacts for years and acted to cover-up their existence, rather than discipline Foley and protect the pages' safety.

Today, the Washington Post is reporting that Republican Representative Jim Kolbe of Arizona knew of the Foley emails six years ago, in 2000. Kolbe's office has already confirmed that pages had indeed shown him sexually explicit emails from Foley. Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert had claimed that the first Republicans to know of the emails learned of them in the fall of 2005 a claim which is obviously false.

Today's news illustrates that many members of Congress had knowledge of Mark Foley's predatory behavior not only those in House leadership or those in charge of the page program. Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner, the chair of the House Judiciary Committee, has a history of working closely with Foley.

On Thursday, I faxed Congressman Sensenbrenner a letter asking him to publicly divulge any knowledge he might have had about Mark Foley's appalling behavior and the House leadership's attempt to cover it up, Kennedy explained. Congressman Sensenbrenner has, so far, refused to respond. I think he owes his constituents an explanation of what he knew and when he knew it, and I want to call on him once again to come clean about any role he may have played in this whole saga.

Kennedy is running the most aggressive campaign ever run against Sensenbrenner in Wisconsin's 5th Congressional District. The 5th CD includes all of Washington and Ozaukee counties, and parts of Waukesha, Milwaukee, and Jefferson counties.

# # #


Paid for by Bryan Kennedy for Congress Fax/Email generated electronically in-house
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
Bitwit1234 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:15 PM
Response to Original message
1. OH HO
But if you go back and google you will find that he was one of the most vocal about President Clinton having consentual sex with an adult. And he could wait to bring charges of impeachment against him.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:28 PM
Response to Original message
2. I'll be so happy when we take over congress because of this bitch.
I remember the countless times I watched on CSPAN as he banged his gavel, abruptly ending committee hearings over the objections of Democrats.

He is a disgrace as chairman of the House Judiciary.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:27 PM
Response to Reply #2
5. senslessbooger
I despise sensenbrenner, he is the biggest whiner in congress


BRYAN KENNEDY CONGRESS
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:30 PM
Response to Original message
3. And Reynolds "has the flu".
These fellers are sure making themselves scarce.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:48 PM
Response to Original message
4. Another man of the people
Who won't answer the people's legitimate questions.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:31 PM
Response to Original message
6. forums
Two Kennedy-Sensenbrenner Forums Scheduled for this Week




WHITEFISH BAY, WI The campaign of Bryan Kennedy, Democratic candidate for Congress in Wisconsin's 5th Congressional District, announced today the details of 2 candidate forums taking place in the district during the current week.

On Wednesday, October 11th, Kennedy and Sensenbrenner will participate in a forum at the Brookfield Public Safety Building at 2100 N. Calhoun Road, in Brookfield. The forum, which is sponsored by the Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans and other groups, is open to the public and will run from 10am until approximately 11:30am.

On Thursday, October 12th, the candidates will both participate in a forum sponsored by the Milwaukee Jewish Council for Community Relations. The event will be held at Congregation Shalom, located at 7630 N. Santa Monica Boulevard, in Fox Point. The forum is scheduled to begin at 7pm and will likely last 2 hours. It is also open to the public.

Though several other forums invited Congressman Sensenbrenner to participate, he declined to attend all but two of the events.

# # #






Paid for by Bryan Kennedy for Congress Fax/Email generated electronically in-house
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Thu Nov 20th 2014, 09:56 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC