"Boehner Condemns GOP Congressman For ‘Hateful’ And ‘Ignorant’ Comments"
This is the strongest condemnation that the highest ranked Republican member has offered over King’s comments. Boehner said, “There’s no place in this debate for hateful or ignorant comments from elected officials…[the comments are] deeply offensive and wrong. What he said does not represent the values of the American people or the Republican party… they make it harder to get anything done.”
Even though Boehner derided King’s comments, he did not provide comment over King’s fate on the House Judiciary Committee, a committee that is entrenched in drafting the House version of immigration reform bill. When asked whether he would remove King, Boehner ambiguously responded, “I think I’ve made myself very clear when it comes to Mr. King.”