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“Over the last 20 years, I have flown back and forth to my district on commercial aircraft, and I’m going to continue to do that,” Boehner told reporters at a press conference.
The statement signals the first time since 2001 that a House Speaker has traveled commerically between Washington and their home district.
Whether or not Boehner is the best man for the job of Speaker, I’ll let others decide, but I do have a humongous soft spot for that man.
From Boehner’s webpage:
Boehner: Pledge to America “Is Our Plan” to Address The People’s Priorities
GOP Leader Also Says He Will Continue to Use Commercial Aircraft to Fly Back and Forth to His District
Washington (Nov 10):House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) and Majority Transition Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) held a media availability today to discuss the transition effort and Republicans’ commitment to fighting for the priorities addressed in the Pledge to America, a governing agenda focused on creating jobs, cutting spending, and reforming Congress, built by listening to the American people. Boehner noted that the Pledge calls for permanently stopping all the looming tax hikes, and said that’s what Republicans will fight to do. Responding to a reporter’s question about his travel arrangements should he become Speaker of the House, Boehner said he will continue to use commercial aircraft to fly back and forth to his district.
Hat tip: Gateway Pundit