Okay, so the Republicans all lied all day when they said GOP House Speaker Hastert was never informed about Foley's indiscretion. And House Majority Leader John Boehner knew too. So the House leadership DID know about Foley, and according to Hastert "they took care of it." Yeah, I'm sure you did.
The resignation rocked the Capitol, and especially Foley's GOP colleagues, as lawmakers were rushing to adjourn for at least six weeks. House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) told The Washington Post last night that he had learned this spring of some "contact" between Foley and a 16-year-old page. Boehner said he told House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.), and that Hastert assured him "we're taking care of it."And as Josh Marshall points out, Boehner told the Washington Post that he did inform Hastert when he found out about the scandal months ago, yet Boehner told Roll Call, vehemently, that he didn't tell Hastert. Oops.
It was not immediately clear what actions Hastert took. His spokesman had said earlier that the speaker did not know of the sexually charged e-mails between Foley and the boy.