If you could read someone’s diary, whose would you read?

Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.): “The D.C. Madam. I don’t know, it sounds like it might be interesting.”  

Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.): “Thomas Jefferson, all the inside things he saw, his insights. I want the juicy details, the secret ones.”

Rep. Virginia FoxxVirginia FoxxThe Hill's 12:30 Report House urged to ‘go ugly early’ Top Education official resigned over dispute with DeVos: report MORE (R-N.C.): “Laura Bush. I think she’d be honest in her words and I admire her.”

Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.): “I wouldn’t read anyone’s diary unless they allowed me to read it.”

Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.): “I would say George Washington. I think that gaining a glimpse would serve as greater insight into what we have to preserve, the challenges we’re surrounded by in this nation.”

Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.): “I would read Bill ClintonBill ClintonJared Kushner hires Abbe Lowell for legal team Overnight Energy: Trump White House kicks off 'Energy Week' Bill Clinton: 'The water is going to keep rising’ whether US stays in Paris or not MORE’s. Why? I think I look better when I have a little skin tone, and it will make me blush.”

Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio): “Rahm Emanuel. You’d get all the good Clinton gossip.”

Rep. Phil English (R-Pa.): “John Quincy Adams. I own his diary, but I haven’t had time to read it. I think it’s 12 or 13 volumes. He’s one of the most fascinating people in history. I would love to have the opportunity to read it. I’m about three years behind on my reading.”

Sen. Ben CardinBen CardinSenators urge Trump to do right thing with arms sales to Taiwan Dem senators urged Obama to take action on Russia before election Overnight Cybersecurity: Trump tweetstorm on Russia probe | White House reportedly pushing to weaken sanctions bill | Podesta to testify before House Intel MORE (D-Md.): “God, you’re going to test me on this one? I’d say Abraham Lincoln. I’d be curious about the decisions he had to make at the time he was in office.”

Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.): “Benjamin Franklin. He was a man of all seasons: a businessman, a guy who liked to have a good time.”

Rep. John Sullivan (R-Okla.): “Pope John Paul II.”

Rep. Charlie Melancon (D-La.): “Huey Long, [but] I’d really like to read some women’s diaries. What do they think? I want to read something of interest.” [Laughs]

Rep. Roger WickerRoger WickerOvernight Defense: GOP chairman moves ahead with 0B defense bill | Lawmakers eye 355 ship navy | Senate panel seeks answers on shoot down of Syrian jet The Hill's Whip List: GOP undecided, 'no' votes pile up on ObamaCare repeal bill Lawmakers unveil bill to set 355-ship Navy MORE (R-Miss.): “My great-great-grandfather, Caswell Drake Wicker, who fought in the Civil War all the way to Gettysburg.”