The Republican Party’s Idea of Work

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House Minority Leader John Boehner’s words:

"Republicans will not rest until we have an honest, up-or-down vote on the American Energy Act"

Boehner’s deeds:

But House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio), who hasn’t been seen in Washington these last few days. Thanks to my friend and colleague over at the Washinton Post, Ben Pershing, we now know why – Boehner is busy out on the golf course.

According to Capitol Briefing, Pershing’s blog, Boehner " has found time to squeeze in a couple rounds of golf. Scores reported by Boehner himself to a United States Golf Association site show that he posted an 85 sometime this week at his home course, Wetherington Golf & Country Club in West Chester, Ohio."

Boehner was also "spotted yesterday at the lovely Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio." That course was designed by golfing legend Jack Nicklaus.

Michael Steel, Boehner’s spokesman, told Capitol Briefing that Boehner was at Muirfield Village for his annual fundraiser on behalf of the Freedom Project, Boehner’s leadership PAC. According to Steel, cancelling the event "would have cost tens of thousands of dollars for Republican candidates across the country."

About the author

Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is a seventeen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.

His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.

In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

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