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December 22, 2014

Boehner Hammers Obama Administration Over Benghazi, IRS (Video)

Speaker John A. Boehner had a few things to say Thursday morning.

During his weekly press conference, which lasted just over 6 minutes, Boehner criticized former director of the Exempt Organizations Division of the IRS, Lois G. Lerner, and knocked Democrats for playing politics rather than working with Republicans to create jobs. But Boehner most notably and vociferously went after the Obama administration for putting up roadblocks to answers on Benghazi, Fast and Furious and the IRS scandal.

The Ohio Republican also addressed the recent kissing controversy surrounding Louisiana Republican Vance McAllister, saying he had spoken to the freshman Congressman and expects all members to be held to the highest ethical standards.

Boehner said Republicans were “trying to build a consensus” on an Obamacare replacement bill, and were waiting for Democrats to offer an unemployment extension that was paid for and would address the economic problems in the United States.

Boehner’s press conference turned into an outburst, however, when he fielded a question from Fox News’s Chad Pergram regarding Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.’s intimation that he had been treated unfairly because of his race.

Watch the full press conference below:

  • Mark Uss

    The US government’s debt on January 20, 2014 was over 17.2 trillion dollars.

  • ratmandu

    If he wants to keep his speakership he better appoint special committees on Fast & Furious, Benghazi and the IRS Scandals ! And I mean ASAP as the pot to oust him is already starting to boil !

  • Payton Manning

    More Federal debt was run up in the first four years of Obama’s fraudulent marxist regime than under the first 42 Presidents combined.

  • Michael Kelly

    The biggest mistake the Obama Administration made was in not fully investigating how the previous administration fraudulently put this nation into the Iraq War. Benghazi, IRS, Fast and Furious pale by comparison.
    Boehner is the most incompetent Speaker this nation has ever had. This latest tactic is just to cover up what he’s failed to do.
    Remember is outburst a couple of months ago about how his radical wing drove this country into a shutdown without really having a strategy? Who was in charge, John?

  • Rufus Peebody

    As George Washington noted, the Federal debt is not meant to be perpetual but to be paid off at regular intervals.

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