Close to midnight Friday night, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi asked her colleagues to support an investigation into the emails that would also examine when Republican leaders knew about Foley's activities. House Majority John Boehner referred the inquiry to the House ethics committee.
From Pelosi''s statement:
"The investigation must determine when Mr. Foley sent the inappropriate emails, who knew of them, whether there was a pattern of inappropriate activity by Mr. Foley with pages or former pages, when the Republican leadership was notified, and what corrective action was taken once officials learned of any improper activity.
"For more than 150 years, children from across the nation have come to Washington to serve as pages in the U.S. Capitol. The Page School is a national treasure, and the children who attend it and work in the Congress are our special trust. Members of Congress have a responsibility to protect their employees, especially young pages who serve this institution."