ABC’s Lisa Chinn reports: House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL), under fire from both sides of the aisle for his actions in the Foley email scandal, was asked directly by a reporter in yesterday’s press conference if the leadership had asked for Foley’s resignation.
On Monday, Hastert said: “I think Foley resigned almost immediately upon the outbreak of this information, and so we really didn’t have a chance to ask him to resign, and I left at the very end of the session, almost, before the very last vote.”
But during Tuesday’s radio interview with Rush Limbaugh, he seemed to change his story, saying: “We found out about it, asked him to resign. He did resign. He’s gone.” He then repeated that line in a Tuesday interview with Sean Hannity.