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Ethics Committee gives a slap on the wrist.

In case you still thought the Ethics Committee does a good job of policing the House, they just released their report on Foley-gate. It states that there were no ethics violations; only evidence of negligence on behalf of the Republican leadership to protect the pages.

Mark Foley (R-Fla) resigned in September when his inappropriate emails and instant messages to a former page were made public. The report concluded that Speaker Dennis Hastert's (R-Ill.) office learned of his behavior at least a year earlier.

This report demonstrates just what a failure the Ethics Committee is in enforcing house rules.

Download the report here (pdf.).

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