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January 26, 2013


Boehner Opens Up About His Divided Party

Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) was "remarkably candid" in a recent speech about the problems holding his party together during his fiscal cliff negotiations with President Obama, The Hill reports.

Said Boehner: "You have no idea the suspicions and the undercurrents that it caused, frankly, a lot of my members. It really has, in fact, caused somewhat of a breach that I've been in the middle of trying to repair."

He added: "Some of our members don't realize that while I may be a nice enough guy, and I get along with people, when I was voting I had the 8th most conservative voting record in the House. But a lot of our newer members - they don't know that. And so, you know, they think I'm some squish, that I'm ready to sell them out in a heartbeat, when obviously, most of you in this room know that that ain't quite who I am."












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