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GOP's Kolbe Named as 'Problem' for Pages, Says ABC Source

Apparently — and it’s really only apparently at this point — Mark Foley wasn’t the only GOP rep who got too close to congressional pages. ABC is reporting that a former House clerk has named GOP Rep. Jim Kolbe as one of a small number of “problem members.”

  • We’re posting this because ABC News has credibility on this topic. It was 100% correct in its reporting about Foley, so we’re giving it the benefit of the doubt here.

  • ABC News:

    A source close to former House Clerk Jeff Trandahl told ABC News that Arizona Congressman Jim Kolbe (R-Ariz.) was one of a small number of “problem members” of Congress who page program supervisors complained spent too much time socializing with pages, taking them to dinner or sporting events outside of official duties.

    Mark Foley was also on the list.

    The source said Trandahl frequently cautioned both congressmen that “adults should hang out with adults, pages should hang out with pages,” a message Trandahl also conveyed to pages during their orientation.

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