Disgraced Congressman Mark Foley has indefinitely extended his stay in rehab. Though his lawyer refused to specify how long he would remain in hiding, one can only assume Foley plans to wait out the election and minimalize further damage to his party and reputation.
AP via Time:
Foley checked into a 30-day treatment program at the Sierra Tucson center in Catalina, Ariz., near Tucson, on Oct. 1. There was no immediate indication how much longer Foley would remain there.
“I can’t say any information other than he’s still there,” attorney Gerald Richman told The Associated Press.
The Florida Republican resigned from Congress in September after he was confronted with the explicit computer messages he had sent to male teenage congressional pages.
His attorneys have since said that Foley is gay, suffers from alcohol addiction and was molested by a Catholic priest when he was a teenage altar boy.
They said Foley was seeking treatment for “alcoholism and other behavioral problems.”