Representative John A. Boehner of Ohio, the majority leader, said in a radio interview on Tuesday that he discussed Mr. Foley’s communication with a page with Mr. Hastert last spring, joining Representative Thomas M. Reynolds of New York in insisting they had raised the matter directly with Mr. Hastert. Mr. Hastert has said he had no recollection of the Foley matter before it exploded last week.
Mr. Boehner, who said earlier that he was not sure he had discussed Mr. Foley with the speaker, said resolving the matter was Mr. Hastert’s responsibility.
“I believe I told the speaker and he told me it has been taken care of,” Mr. Boehner told a Cincinnati radio station. “In my position, it is in his corner, it is his responsibility.”
To coin a phrase, "What did the House Republican leadership know and when did they know it?" The answers are everything and last spring. Time to clean House.