For those of you not in-the-know, Congressman Tom Reynolds (R-NY) is the chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee (his main job being that the GOP retains control of the House). He's taken quite a hit over the last few days, and rightfully so, for his role (which was basically a classic "Cover Your Ass" strategy) in the Mark Foley controversy. From the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle:
The congressman said that like anyone who hears a complaint about a co-worker, he alerted his supervisor, in this case House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill. "I don't think I went wrong at all," said Reynolds. "I don't know what else I could have done. What's a good citizen to do?"
Flanked by about 30 children of supporters and as many parents, Reynolds defended his actions at a news conference late Monday in Amherst.
When a reporter suggested to Reynolds that the children step outside in order to have a frank discussion of the sexually charged case, Reynolds declined.