John Boehner’s Tea Party Whopper
Boehner has a TEA party challenger in this year’s primary. Maybe they can have a debate at the next TEA party event!
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Politicians may be known for stretching the truth, but Speaker John Boehner’s claim he’s attended “hundreds of Tea Party events” over the past four years apparently pulled it well past the point of breaking.
In reviewing press reports, Breitbart News was only able to identify three Tea Party events Boehner has attended, all of which occurred before he became speaker. Boehner’s spokesman now says the Ohio Republican has merely “talked with hundreds of Tea Party supporters.” Several top Ohio Tea Party activists, meanwhile, said they didn’t know of Boehner’s attending any Tea Party events in his home state.
Boehner made the claim at a Thursday luncheon event at the Middletown, Ohio, Rotary Club, specifying that by attending so many events he’s been able to identify patterns in who makes up the Tea Party.
“I’ve gone to hundreds of Tea Party events over the last four years. The makeup is pretty much the same. You’ve got some disaffected Republicans, disaffected Democrats. You always have a handful of anarchists. They are against everything. Eighty percent of the people at these events are the most ordinary Americans you’ve ever met – none of whom have ever been involved in politics. We in public service respect the fact that they brought energy to the political process,” Boehner said.