Sunday, September 26, 2010

John Boehner Twice Refuses To Say Whether He'd Ban Earmarks As House Speaker

John Boehner Twice Refuses To Say Whether He'd Ban Earmarks As House Speaker

Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) illustrated just how thorny the issue is for the party when he refused on two occasions to say whether he would put an end to earmark spending if he became Speaker of the House after the midterm elections.

"Today, we have a moratorium on earmarks. I can tell you that if Republicans win the majority in November, it will not be business as usual here in Congress," Boehner said.

Host Chris Wallace, clearly unconvinced by the response, asked again.

"It will not be business as usual here in Washington, D.C.," said Boehner. "It will not be. It will not be business as usual."

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