Young John Boehner video: He explains how fractious the GOP is.

Young John Boehner Explains How Fractious the GOP Is

Weigel
Reporting on Politics and Policy.
Sept. 30 2013 11:20 AM

Young John Boehner Explains How Fractious the GOP Is

A Twitter user clips this video from the aftermath of the 1995–1996 shutdown, in which then-GOP Conference Chairman John Boehner is lightly grilled on how the party put together votes.

Boehner sounds word-for-word the way he sounds in 2013. The difference: He's now the speaker of the House. He's talking, as speaker, about what his conference was, as if he doesn't have more of a role in moving their votes.

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David Weigel is a reporter for Bloomberg Politics

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