Back when the Mark Foley page scandal threw Republican leadership into the spotlight, Rep. John Boehner voluntarily testified
And now that Foley's successor, Tim Mahoney, has found himself in a sordid scandal
of his very own, Boehner is eager to see the same standards of forthrightness applied by his Democratic compatriots.
"In 2006, House Republican leaders voluntarily testified under oath in the matter of disgraced former Congressman Mark Foley," Boehner said in a statement released by his office on Wednesday. "Will House Democratic leaders, including Speaker Pelosi (D-Calif.), Congressman Emanuel (D-Ill.), and Congressman Van Hollen (D-Md.), agree to do the same?" Van Hollen and Emanuel
have both admitted to speaking with Mahoney after hearing rumors he was carrying on an affair with a staffer. Pelosi called
on Monday night for a House Ethics Committee investigation into the allegations about Mahoney.