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 FoxxBill to change joint-employer definition advances in House Reporter beats lawmakers to win charity spelling bee America’s workers, job creators need the Save Local Business Act 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 ClintonAll five living former presidents to attend hurricane relief concert The Hill's 12:30 Report The Hill's 12:30 Report 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 CardinBenjamin (Ben) Louis CardinOvernight Cybersecurity: Equifax CEO faces outraged lawmakers | Dem presses voting machine makers on cyber defense | Yahoo says 3 billion accounts affected by 2013 breach Key Dem: Did Kushner use private emails to talk with foreign governments? Dem senator pitches ideas for gun control after shooting 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 Frederick WickerGOP establishment doubts Bannon’s primary powers Whatever you think the Alabama special election means, you’re probably wrong Breitbart charts path for 2018 midterm races MORE (R-Miss.): “My great-great-grandfather, Caswell Drake Wicker, who fought in the Civil War all the way to Gettysburg.”