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      Richard A. Viguerie
      ConservativesBetrayed.com
      9625 Surveyor Court, Suite 400
      Manassas, Virginia 20110
      FOR RELEASE OCTOBER 2, 2006
      Contact Nancy Bakersmith
      (703) 209-6190 (C) or
      Margaret Wright (703) 392-7676, ext. 1110 (W) or
      (703) 907-9876 (C)
       
      Viguerie Calls for Immediate Resignation of House GOP Leaders

      Richard A. Viguerie, author of the new book, Conservatives Betrayed: How George W. Bush and Other Big Government Republicans Hijacked the Conservative Cause and a founder of the conservative movement, has called for the immediate resignation of any House GOP leaders who knew of former Congressman Mark Foley’s improper contact with underage pages and took no action.
       
      Viguerie stated that any public official who takes advantage of a page or intern – someone to whom they are “in loco parentis” (in the place of a parent) – should be treated the same as a teacher or member of the clergy who commits a similar act.  “And anyone who covers up such behavior should have the full wraith of the authorities and of the public fall upon them, because they are the enablers who made it possible.”
       
      He said that calls for a Justice Department investigation “could be part of an effort to cover this up until after the election.  Once an investigation is under way, they may claim, falsely, that they can’t comment on an ongoing investigation.”  He said House GOP leaders must “tell the American people the truth right now, not sweep it under the rug for the next six weeks.”
       
      Said Viguerie: “This isn’t an isolated situation.  It is only the most recent example of Republican House leaders doing whatever it takes to hold onto power.  If it means spending billions of taxpayers’ dollars on questionable projects, they’ll do it.  If it means covering up the most despicable actions of a colleague, they’ll do it.”
       
      “They’ve lost their moral rudder,” Viguerie said of any House leaders who tolerated Foley’s behavior.
       
      In his book, Conservatives Betrayed (Bonus Books, 2006), Viguerie makes the case that the GOP leadership on Capitol Hill has held power too long and has become like the Democrats whom they replaced a dozen years ago.
       
      “Only with new, principled conservative leaders will the Republican Party be worthy of support from the conservative majority in America.” – Richard A. Viguerie, Conservatives Betrayed, pg. 233
       
      “Like the Biblical Jews, we need new leaders, a clean slate, and a new start in order to get to the promised land.” – Richard A. Viguerie, Conservatives Betrayed, pg. 215
       
      Viguerie was cited in the Washington Times in 1999 as one of 13 “Conservatives of the Century.”  The founding of his company was listed by John F. Kennedy Jr.’s magazine, George, as one of the 100 “defining moments” in 20th Century American politics.  His books include America’s Right Turn: How Conservatives Used New and Alternative Media to Take Power (Bonus Books, 2004)
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      Sincerely,
      ... Aaron

      Director of Chapter Development,
      Republican Liberty Caucus USA
      www.RLC.org

      "Those who have been once intoxicated with power and have derived any
      kind of emolument from it can never willingly abandon it."--Edmund Burke
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