--THE HONORABLE MARK FOLEY TESTIMONY BEFORE THE HOUSE JUDICIARY SUBCOMMITTEE ON CRIME, TERRORISM AND
HOMELAND SECURITY HEARING ON H.R. 2423, THE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION AND NOTIFICATION ACT
JUNE 9, 2005
"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 am deeply sorry and I apologize for letting down my family and the people of Florida I have had the privilege to represent."
--Excerpt from statement from former Representative Mark Foley on September 29, 2006, announcing his resignation from his post in the wake of suggestive e-mails he sent to a 16-year-old staffer.
"For too long our nation has tracked library books better than it has sex offenders. That day is coming to an end,” " Representative Mark Foley, July 2006.
"Over the past few years we have lost too many children to the hands of these pedophiles: Jessica Lunsford, Jetseta Gage, Sarah Lunde, Megan Kanka, Jacob Wetterling, just to name a few. While it may not be on the national news, there are still stories every day of children being hurt by these predators".--
Representative Mark Foley, in speech to Congress, March 2006.
"[T]alk about what you will do for the people of this country rather than tearing down the institution of the President. You cannot have it both ways. You cannot have it both ways, and I am sick and tired of this kind of language polluting political airways and making our children wonder why they should vote".--Mark Foley, in a March 2004 statement in the House of Representatives condemning Senator John Kerry.
Say. Do. Different things.