“60 Minutes” interrogated the next Speaker John Boehner tonight.
“We had two questions: Which John Boehner will show up as speaker? The compromiser that he’s been in the past, or the more hard-line conservative of late, who’s aligned himself with the Tea Party that helped bring him and his party back into power.”
And, that was how Leslie Stahl started her segment with John Boehner.
GOP Leader John Boehner told “60 Minutes” that Obama was disrespectful to him.
The Politico reported:
John Boehner thinks President Barack Obama is engaging, smart and brilliant but also remains smarted by the president accusing him of taking taxpayers hostage to secure a tax break for the rich.
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In an interview with Leslie Stahl of “60 Minutes” for broadcast Sunday night on CBS, Boehner said Obama showed him “disrespect” by calling him a hostage-taker.
“Excuse me, Mr. President I thought the election was over,” Boehner said, according to a transcript obtained by POLITICO. “You know, you get a lot of that heated rhetoric during an election. But now it’s time to govern.”
The relationship between the president and the incoming House speaker was the focal point of the Sunday night piece, the most recent foray by Boehner into prime-time news.
It wasn’t the first time Obama disrespected Boehner.
In January 2009 Obama insulted Republicans at their first meeting reminding the minority party members, “I won.”