Mark Foley Resigns
Looks like the pressure from the email controversy got to be too much. Mark Foley announces his resignation from Congress.
Washington --Congressman Mark Foley (FL-16) this afternoon issued the following statement:
"Today I have delivered a letter to the Speaker of the House informing him of my decision to resign from the U.S. House of Representatives, effective today. I thank the people of Florida's 16th Congressional District for giving me the opportunity to serve them for the last twelve years; it has been an honor.
"I am deeply sorry and I apologize for letting down my family and the people of Florida I have had the privilege to represent."
I'm wondering if Foley is worried about problems with law enforcement. Resigning helps the Republican Party, but makes him look guilty. I hope it's not true. I would feel a lot better knowing that child predators aren't in Congress.
Update: From CNN.
According to GOP sources, Foley is concerned there may be other potential politically damaging e-mails or information out there and has concluded it's best not to run again for office.
What a mess.
Update: Joe Negron announced run in Foley's place.