Can GOP Contain Latest Scandal, Retain Congressional Control?

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Mark Foley's lawyer says the former Congressman never abused any children, but explicit e-mails to teenage boys cost him his job. House Speaker Dennis Hastert says he wasn’t the only one who knew about Foley’s e-mails.  Yesterday on Rush Limbaugh's radio show, Hastert said he was not to blame for waiting so long to take action. As the scandal escalates, can Hastert and other Republicans hold on to theirs? What's the likely fallout with Christian conservatives and other voters concerned about moral issues? Do the Democrats risk a backlash if they appear to politicize a sensitive issue? We get the latest on what they knew, when they knew and whether they took any action.

Credits

Guests:
Tom Fitton - Judicial Watch - @TomFitton, Wendy Wright - Concerned Women for America, Rich Galen - Mullings.com - @richgalen, Doug Usher - Vice President of the Mellman Group, Richard Viguerie - ConservativeHQ.com, Celia Wexler - Vice President for Advocacy at Common Cause

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Vanessa Romo, Christian Bordal, Frances Anderton