ABC’s Dan Beckmann reports: While on a trip to promote an anti-violence initiative in schools in Stockton, CA, President Bush spoke out for the first time condemning the actions of Rep. Mark Foley (R-FL).
"I was dismayed and shocked to learn about Congressman Foley’s unacceptable behavior," said Bush. "I was disgusted by the revelations and disappointed that he would violate the trust of the citizens who placed him in office."
While speaking harshly of Foley, Bush did not waiver in his support for embattled House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL).
"I know Denny Hastert, I meet with him a lot," said Bush. "He is a father, teacher, coach, who cares about the children of this country. I know that he wants all the facts to come out and he wants to ensure that these children up there on Capitol Hill are protected. I’m confident he will provide whatever leadership he can to law enforcement in this investigation."