Boehner Flips — Again, Re-Blames Hastert

Top Republicans are pointing the finger at Speaker Dennis Hastert for not doing more after learning of solicitous emails sent from Rep. Mark Foley (R-FL) to a Congressional page.

Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) this morning switched his position on the leader’s culpability, telling a radio interviewer, “I believe I talked to the Speaker and he told me it had been taken care of.”

On Saturday, Boehner had denied speaking to Hastert about Foley this spring — after initially telling The Washington Post that he had.

Rep. Tom Reynolds (R-NY), head of the House GOP’s political arm, the National Republican Congressional Committee, has also implicated Hastert. “I did what most people would do in a workplace,” Reynolds said at a press conference last night, “I heard something, I took it to my supervisor.”