Boehner Suggests Democrats Like Terrorists

At least one Republican lawmaker from Greater Cincinnati must not have tuned into President Bush’s televised speech to the nation Monday night that commemorated the fifth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

As reported in The Washington Post this week, just a day after Bush called for Americans to put aside their differences in the war against terrorism, House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-West Chester) said in a meeting with the Washington press corps, “I listen to my Democratic friends and I wonder if they’re more interested in protecting the terrorists than protecting the American people.”

As reported by Post columnist Dana Milbank, when Boehner was pressed by a reporter about whether he actually meant to accuse his Democratic colleagues of treason, he replied, “I said I wonder if they’re more interested in protecting the terrorists. They certainly don’t want to take the terrorists on in the field.”

According to Milbank, Bush spokesman Tony Snow was asked later Tuesday if he wanted to disavow Boehner’s comments. “I’ll get back to you on it,” Snow said.

As of today, the press corps still is waiting on a Bush statement on the matter, one way or another.

— Kevin Osborne

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2 Comments on “Boehner Suggests Democrats Like Terrorists”

  1. Boner Says:

    what else do you expect somebody from west chester to say.he is speaking for the american people

  2. PW Says:

    What an ignorant comment. As if West Chester has anything to do with it. Its the party line, plain and simple. At least it was. Republican rhetoric is all about portraying any and all criticism as anti-America, anti-freedom and fascist. This is just a prime example of it. If the party line has change, perhaps Boehner didn’t get the memo. He isn’t exactly an intellectual heavy weight, if you recall the waffle house incident…

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