Poor Bronzo the Clown! No wonder he’s always sobbing. First, there was this: from TALKING POINTS MEMO:
House Speaker John Boehner told reporters Wednesday morning that he did not watch Michele Bachmann’s Tuesday night response response to the State of the Union.
“No I did not,” Boehner said at his weekly press conference. “I had other obligations.”
House GOP leadership was not pleased when Bachmann decided to freelance, and in the days before the speech, Bachmann herself sought to recast the rebuttal, apparently hoping to reverse the impression that it was a Tea Party alternative to the official Republican response.
WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner addressed the growing controversy surrounding Rep. David Rivera, R-Miami, for the first time Wednesday at a news conference but said he is reserving judgment.
State investigators are looking into, among other things, $510,000 Flagler Dog Track paid to a company owned by Rivera’s mother and godmother as part of a deal for Rivera to manage a pro-slots political campaign. Rivera long denied receiving money from the parimutuel, but days before taking office in Congress, admitted receiving $132,000 in undisclosed loans from his mother’s company, the Miami Herald reported.
The controversy has caused problems for Rivera in Washington as reporters keep asking the new Republican leadership how it squares with their “zero tolerance” ethics policy.