Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Boehner Bucks Tradition, Punts on Capitol Cinco De Mayo Event

Boehner Bucks Tradition, Punts on Capitol Cinco De Mayo Event

Breaking with a bipartisan tradition kept by previous House speakers, Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced that he is not putting on a Cinco de Mayo reception at the Capitol next month.

“We've told the Hispanic Caucus that they are welcome to host one this year,” said Boehner spokesman Michael Steel. “The speaker won't personally be hosting it, but we are supportive of them having it.”

Steel wouldn’t say why Boehner isn’t hosting the event or if the Ohio Republican has other plans on May 5.

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