Last week, House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) lashed out at Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for her refusal to call Congress back into session and succumb to the GOP’s political stunts on oil drilling. “The American people are gonna hang her,” Boehner told reporters. Rep. George Miller (D-CA) quickly called his comments “offensive, inappropriate and deliberately misleading,” Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) said they were “unfortunate,” and Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) called on Boehner to apologize. Today, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) joined in:
I was disappointed to hear of Minority Leader Boehner’s inappropriate comments regarding Speaker Pelosi. Republicans are clearly frustrated that the American public is not buying their Johnny-one-note energy policies of the past, but such comments are harmful to a useful debate over our nation’s future. I hope the Minority Leader will apologize for his remarks, and work with Democrats in a bipartisan, constructive manner to increase our domestic oil supply, invest in renewable energy and end our dependence on foreign oil.
Boehner is refusing to back down from his violent rhetoric though, today posting a blog post titled, “Marie Antoinette, the Book Tour.”