Mark Foley

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Mark Foley is a former United States Representative (R-FL). He is famous for validating Haggard's Law after he sent sexually explicit emails to young male congressional workers. Rep. Foley resigned from Congress when his particular scandal broke. [1]

The irony was that Foley was on House committees to protect children from exploitation and fought against child pornography, as well as promoting causes like sex offender registration and requiring FBI fingerprint/background checks for adult volunteers and employees of child groups like Boy Scouts of America.[2] While being against gay marriage and gay adoption, he had previously donated to LGBT causes and was endorsed by the Log Cabin Republicans.[3]

He has since come "out" and is now selling real estate in Palm Beach.[4]

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  1. Foley Quits In Page Scandal And a page means an underage boy or near underage boy, it doesn't mean a leaf in a book.
  2. Smith, R. Jeffrey "Foley Built Career as Protector of Children" in the Washington Post on 1 October 2006
  3. Nichols, John. "The Problem With the Mark Foley Problem" in The Nation on 6 October 2006
  4. Wagner, James "Ex-congressman Mark Foley helping Nationals find spring training home in Palm Beach County" in the Washington Post on 15 February 2014.