ABC’s Tahman Bradley reports: While Republicans play defense over Mark Foley, a Democrat launches a TV spot hoping to prove she can protect children.
In Minnesota, Patty Wetterling’s congressional campaign is airing an ad assailing Republicans in Congress for their handling of the Mark Foley scandal. The ad claims, "For over a year (Republicans) knowingly ignored the welfare of children to protect their own power." The spot says Wetterling is demanding a criminal investigation and the expulsion from Congress of any member who was involved in the Mark Foley cover-up.
For many years Wetterling has advocated for child protection. She successfully pushed for sex offender registry legislation that was named for her son Jacob, who was abducted sixteen years ago. Wetterling is battling GOP candidate Michele Bachmann in Minnesota’s 6th congressional district.