During a press conference, Thursday morning, House Speaker John Boehner exploded in response to a question from a reporter as to whether he was worried Republicans would get blamed if they don’t pass Obama’s emergency fund request to handle the influx of unaccompanied minors at the border.
“This is a problem of the president’s own making!” Boehner answered, his voice rising. “He’s been president for five and a half years! When’s he going to take responsibility for something?!”
Obama has telegraphed to his toadies in the media what the narrative on the border crisis is to be – (stingy, mean-spirited, racist Republicans don’t want to help the children) – and as Breitbart’s John Nolte reported, they are already prepping the battlefield to attack the GOP on it. I feel Boehner’s frustration at being asked by one of Obama’s little helpers if he’s afraid that the bad press they are about to give him, is worrying.
But Boehner reminded reporters Obama was responsible for the crisis.
“His actions gave false hope to children and their families that if they entered the country illegally they would be allowed to stay,” Boehner said.
“Our priorities are clear. Take care of these children, return them safely home – to their home countries, to their own families – and secure the border.”
Like Perry, the Speaker advocated sending in the National Guard, which he says he recommended to the president in a letter sent, last month.
Via Charlie Spiering, Breitbart News:
When he was asked about Republican support for President Obama’s emergency funding to handle the influx of unaccompanied minors, he demurred.
“We’re not giving President Obama a blank check,” he said.
Good to know.
Via Washington Free Beacon.: The obligatory Beastmode!