From the AP:
U.S. Senator Barack Obama says House Speaker Dennis Hastert should be stripped of his leadership position if an investigation shows didn't act promptly after learning of explicit messages a former congressman sent to teenagers.
The Illinois Democrat says that also applies to any other House leader who might have shrugged off Republican Mark Foley's messages, including Illinois Republican John Shimkus, who chairs the House page board.
Obama says anyone who failed to act shouldn't hold a leadership position, and the voters will ultimately decide if they belong in Congress.