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HRC Fires Staffer Who Orchestrated Foley Scandal
Statement Raises More Questions About HRCs Involvement
Posted by GayPatriot at 6:20 pm - October 25, 2006.
Filed under: Log Cabin (Republicans), Gay Politics, Gay America, Outing Witchhunt, Liberals, 2006 Elections, FoleyGate, Hypocrite Rights Campaign
This is a stunning development in efforts to peel back the onion of the Mark Foley scandal and expose who knew what and when they knew it.
I have been flying back to Charlotte for most of the day, so I have been unable to elevate the comment by Brad Luna of the Human Rights Campaign to a full posting. I emailed Brad last evening asking the HRC to respond to Dans posting challenging Joe Solmonese to respond to the accusations that the entire Foley affairs orginated at the Human Rights Campaign.
The email exchanges in question between former Congressman Mark Foley and a House page have been in the possession of bloggers and media outlets for some time now. Yesterday, it came to our attention that an HRC employee, hired just last month to work for us in Michigan, was responsible for initially posting these emails on his blog. We investigated the matter, determined that HRC resources had been inappropriately used, and let him go. No one at the Human Rights Campaign, other than this individual, had any knowledge of his activities, said Brad Luna, Spokesman for the Human Rights Campaign.
Lunas statement was also emailed to the blogger of Stop October Surprises who was one of the first to connect the dots linking the Human Rights Campaign to the bogus blog Stop Sex Predators. SSP, you will recall, was the blog set up to leak out the details of the Foley connected the dots. We now know that a former employee at HRC was behind the entire affair.
I have repeatedly highlighted the HRCs involvement in the Foley affair from the start. Many of you dismissed it. But the HRC has finally admitted it.
So my questions now are the following:
* When did the HRC employee come into possession of the Mark Foley emails?
* Why did he hold them until October, instead of going to the proper authorities immediately if he truly wanted to expose a potential sex predator?
* What did the officials at HRC know about the Foley matter before today?
* Who is this former HRC employee? What connections might he have with the two-year old outing campaign targeting gay Congressional staff?
* Were other HRC employees involved in this conspiracy?
* Does this former HRC employee have any connections to Democrat Party officials?
Finally, it is worth noting that one of the central figures in the Foley affair is also a Board of Directors member of the Human Rights Campaign Jeff Trandahl, the former Clerk of the House.
I think the HRC needs to come clean and fully explain to those of you who give them money exactly what the hell they are up to. This entire matter has put every gay American into a bad light by equating child predators with being gay. The HRC has a responsibility to tell us what they know and when they knew it. They are now directly responsible for the anti-gay atmosphere that has emerged from the scandal that one of their own employees helped launch.