The scandal led to Foley's resignation from Congress on September 29, 2006.In some quarters, the scandal is believed to have contributed to the Republican Party's loss of control over Congress in the November 7, 2006 election, as well as the end of House Speaker Dennis Hastert's leadership of the House Republicans. Tom Reynolds and former chief of staff for Foley, also resigned as a result of the scandal.The page, who was 17 years old at the time, declined the offer.
On the first occasion, he drove up in his BMW automobile during a nighttime "mixer" party.
Students came out of the dorm to talk with him and were warned away by an adult supervisor in the page program, who shooed them back inside.
The page asked "if you can, please tell Rodney [Alexander] about this", and in addition, mentioned a female page who had been warned about a Congressman who "hit on" interns.
ABC News reported on October 5 that in 2002, Foley e-mailed one page with an invitation to stay at the congressman's home in exchange for oral sex.
The organization Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) said it received copies of the e-mails on July 21 and turned them over to the FBI that same day.
In August 2006, ABC News reporter Brian Ross received the initial e-mails from a Republican source but did not write a story for over a month because he was working on other stories.
When the HRC found out about Hudson's activity during the week of October 25, 2006, it publicly fired him for misusing its resources.
At the time of his firing, the Board of Directors of HRC included Jeff Trandahl, who also had prior knowledge and involvement with the issue.
Newsweek's June 7, 2010, issue's BACK STORY listed Foley, among others, as a prominent conservative politician who had a record of anti-gay legislation and was later caught in a gay sex scandal.
and 2005, were investigated by the FBI for possible criminal violations.
Investigation was closed by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) on September 19, 2008 citing insufficient evidence to pursue criminal charges as both "Congress and Mr.