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Congressman Wayne GIlchrest - Serving Maryland's First District
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Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Gilchrest Statement on Page Scandal

We are all deeply disturbed by the recent revelations about the conduct of former Congressman Mark Foley.� I am specifically disappointed by the handling of this situation by those individuals in authority who had knowledge of these incidents. I believe that this should have been pursued aggressively and comprehensively to prevent any possible threat to a Congressional Page.

The Congressional Page Program has been an extraordinary opportunity for young people to learn first-hand about our system of government, and it has literally inspired generations of youth to dedicate their lives to public service.� I am saddened that this incident has marred that experience for a few participants, and damaged the reputation of an otherwise successful program.

I am glad that Congressman Foley has resigned and that this matter now seems to be under the level of investigation that it warrants.� Our top priority, whether a teacher, mentor, parent or Member of Congress should be to protect children.� Anyone, no matter what their position of power or influence, should lose that position if it is shown that they break that trust or fail to act to protect a threatened child.

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