Representative Jim Kolbe of Arizona has been cleared of any wrong-doing in the congressional page scandal. The openly gay politico came under scrutiny last year after reports surfaced that the retired Republican took an Independence Day camping trip with two teen pages.
Kolbe also had to defend himself against allegations that he didn’t do enough to stop former Congressman Mark Foley, who left the House after Lane Hudson exposed his inappropriate exchanges with teenage pages.
Following the Justice Department’s announcement that he would remain free, Kolbe told reporters:
Yesterday’s action by the Justice Department is powerful evidence that the allegations of wrongdoing were unfounded. I am thankful for the department’s objective review of this matter and glad to have finally put this issue to rest.
We’re sure you are – no one wants a homosexual sex scandal lingering into the summer. It would be a major bum-mer…