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10/02/06-Tyler

Rep. Louie Gohmert Supports Investigation of House Page Scandal

Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-Tyler) says he wants a full investigation into the scandal surrounding Florida Congressman Mark Foley, and inappropriate messages sent to a 16-year-old House page.

Foley resigned, on Friday, after the lewd internet messages became public. Gohmert is furious with Foley, who had championed legislation to protect children from online predators.

"As a former judge, I looked at the two so-called innocuous e-mails and I went 'Oh, my goodness,' and said we have a major problem here.  Most of us would know that's the tip of the iceberg, so I'm concerned that there may be more about to drop," Gohmert said.

U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and authorities in Florida have been asked by House Speaker Dennis Hastert to investigate.  Today, Hastert said neither he nor the Republican leadership in the House knew about the inappropriate e-mails.

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