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

Young John Boehner 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 the Washington Post.