Oct 02, 2013
NRCC Attacks Speaker Boehner
It looks like the National Republican Congressional Committee just attacked House Speaker John Boehner in radio ads across the country.
- The NRCC is launching radio ads attacking Members of Congress for protecting “Congress’ taxpayer funded healthcare” and ensuring “members of Congress receive special subsidies to pay for their healthcare.” [Politico, 10/1/13]
- However, according to a Politico report, “behind-the-scenes, Boehner and his aides worked for months […] to save these very same, long-standing subsidies, according to documents and e-mails provided to POLITICO. […] Boehner wondered aloud at one point whether he and the Nevada Democrat could quietly slip some language into a bill to end the problem without it receiving any public attention.” [Politico, 10/1/13]
Hopefully the apology from NRCC Chairman Walden to Speaker Boehner isn’t too awkward.