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“Open Secret”

If Foley’s behavior was an “open secret,” then why didn’t ANY member of Congress raise a loud stink about it? Just because they didn’t hold the title “Speaker” doesn’t mean they couldn’t have acted or spoken out. The point is illogical to me. (And if it was an “open secret,” it seems that precious little information was provided to the Speaker by anyone.) If, for example, it’s an “open secret” that a member of Congress actually molested a page, it’s not solely the Speaker’s responsibility to address it. And if it’s an “open secret,” I assume Nancy Pelosi knew about it. So, I suppose we should damn the entire House. Yes, the Speaker runs the place, or tries to, but every member has a duty to report unethical or criminal activity should they become aware of it.


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