John Boehner Slams Democrats On Healthcare Bill – With the passing of the health care reform bill, politicians from both parties are scrambling to figure out what their next move is. The republicans appear to have decided to target certain leaders of the Democratic party who voted in favor of the bill. The most notable of the members of Congress who have received the brunt of the criticism is Nancy Pelosi. Pelosi, who campaigned hard for the health care reform bill, announced a week before the vote had even taken place that she expected the bill to pass. This made her the target of quite a bit of criticism from both sides of the table, but most notably, from the republican side.
The debate seemed to reach a head when one republican Congressman yelled “baby killer” while a democrat was making a speech on the health care reform bill. This, coupled with the inappropriate comments that have been made in recent days towards politicians by ‘tea party’ protesters, have made this an interesting political season to say the least. On Monday, Joe Boehner also slammed the democrats. He expressed how disappointed he was with Congress when the bill originally was passed, claiming that he felt “sad.” He later went on to say that passing the bill was equal to not listening to the citizens of the country and accused the democratic party of stuffing the bill with pieces that further their cause.
He also went on to say that he felt that the masses of American people should feel that they have been disappointed with the current leadership who has “failed to hear them out.” It is unclear at this point if Boehner plans on retracting his statements, but in this hostile political environment many similar statements have not been recanted.