Reynolds’ Chief of Staff (Fired-see update) Forced Out

FromABC

The chief of staff for Republican Congressman Tom Reynolds, Kirk Fordham, was reportedly fired today for his role in the handling of the congressional page scandal, according to Republican sources on Capitol Hill.

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People familiar with Fordham’s side of the story, however, said Fordham was being used as a scapegoat by Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert. They said Fordham had repeatedly warned Hastert’s staff about Foley’s “problem” with pages, but little was done.

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Capitol Hill sources say Fordham’s firing is being demanded by Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, whose job is on the line because of his handling of the page scandal.

Is this thegesture to put this behind them? This does not address the problem of the leadership in the House. Hastert should resign.

UPDATE: Fordham’s lame statementhere…Blame the Democrats for being the Republicans sacrificial lamb

UPDATE: OK that first paragraph at ABC’s The Blotter has now changed. It now says Fordham resigned rather than being fired…

The chief of staff for Republican Congressman Tom Reynolds, Kirk Fordham, resigned after questions were raised about his role in the handling of the congressional page scandal, according to Republican sources on Capitol Hill.