The news broke today that the Justice Department is charging Jeffrey Rosato, a high-level aide to California Sen. Barbara Boxer, with possession and distribution of child pornography. When Boxer's office was informed on Friday, Rosato was immediately fired. Said Boxer spokeswoman Natalie Ravitz:
On Friday, the Justice Department informed our office of criminal charges made against a Senate employee. Sen. Boxer has zero tolerance for crimes against children, and the employee was immediately terminated. Our office is cooperating fully with the Department of Justice in this matter.