In an interview with the Chicago Tribune , Mr. Denny Hastert told Rick Pearson that he sometimes felt like a “prisoner”. That, and of course, he was involved in a few embarassing scandals here and there... When you are speaker, you’re almost a prisoner in that office,” Hastert told the Tribune. “You really didn’t go out of your office because they had 26 people asking you for something without an appointment, just trying to grab you. You were vulnerable [to a request] every time you walked...Read Full Story
testified to the ethics committee this week about what he did or didn't
know about Mark Foley's explicit emails and behavior.
Hastert has said that he first learned about Mark Foley's inappropriate IMs and emails last month when the story became public and Foley resigned.
But Reynolds says that he learned of Foley's inappropriate
e-mails last spring and discussed the matter with
Hastert. Of course, Hastert says he doesn't recall that conversation.
Leader...Read Full Story
Speaker Denny Hastert said of the Mark Foley scandal, "if anybody's
found to have hidden information or covered up information, they really
should be gone." Is he only positioning in order to avoid calls
for his own resignation as Speaker? Or do you think he's looking
for a scapegoat?Read Full Story
Dawn Turner Trice wrote an article about the differences between Republican and Democratic political scandals. She argues that moralistic conservatives have
shown so little empathy for the fallibility of others that it feels
like they're getting what they deserve with the latest Mark Foley sex scandal and calls for Speaker Denny Hastert's resignation.
In the days since the Mark Foley sex scandal broke, as
we've been waiting to learn what House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill...Read Full Story
Kirk Fordham said that he notified House Speaker Dennis Hastert's office more than 2 years ago about possible
inappropriate contact between former Representative Mark Foley and
underage congressional pages. Yet Hastert's spokesman Ron Bonjean told ABC News, "That never happened."Read Full Story
House Speaker Dennis Hastert
is fighting for his political reputation and career. An editorial
by The Washington Times said Speaker Hastert, R-Illinois,
should "do the only right thing and resign his speakership at once."
House Majority Leader John Boehner said Denny Hastert should keep his
job, but also acknowledged that the Foley sex scandal was Speaker Hastert's
responsibility. "My position is it's in his corner, it's his
responsibility," Boehner, R-Ohio, told WLW radio in Cincinnati...Read Full Story
House Speaker Dennis Hastert refused to resign because of the political scandal involving former Rep. Mark Foley
and his sexually explicit instant messages. The
call for Hastert's resignation came in an editorial in the Washington
Times. "House Speaker Dennis Hastert must do the only right
thing, and resign his speakership at once," the Washington Times
"The Speaker has and will lead
the Republican conference to another majority in the 110th Congress,"
Rep. Hastert's...Read Full Story
Representative Denny Hastert is from the 14th District of Illinois. Hastert is a member of the Republican Party. Denny Hastert serves on the Intelligence Committee and the The Speaker Committee.