November 3rd, 2010
01:15 AM ET
12 years ago

Boehner gets choked up

- He wept tonight, but chances are House Minority Leader John Boehner will be smiling in January, when he picks up the gavel as Speaker of the newly-Republican House of Representatives.

During his victory speech, talking about his upbringing, he choked up. His voice breaking and tears filling his eyes he said, "I hold these values dear because I've lived them." He added, "I've spent my whole life chasing the American dream."

The veteran lawmaker, who is nobody's picture of a Tea Party outsider, said Americans want a new way forward in Washington. "Our new majority," he said, "will be prepared to do things differently to take a new approach that hasn't been tried before in Washington – by either party."

Boehner said it was time to get to work.

Filed under: 2010 • John Boehner
soundoff (28 Responses)
  1. one voice

    This fake patriot cried tears of joy because he knows that his millions from lobbiests and special interest groups has just went up 10 fold. You GOP/Teabagger supporters are dumb as rocks for voting against YOUR BEST INTEREST. You fools voted for Bush not only once but TWICE which brought us near the 2nd great depression. DUMBING DOWN OF AMERICA IS IN FULL BLOOM.

    November 3, 2010 04:59 am at 4:59 am |
  2. Marry

    I am chocked up too, but, for totally different reasons. Ohio, how could you vote for this man? Memory so short? The past more appealing to you than the future? So sorry for you and me!

    November 3, 2010 05:33 am at 5:33 am |
  3. amanda travis

    Its time Our Country fights back. Way to go to all the Representatives of the House, Senate we almost had you. God Bless Us!

    November 3, 2010 06:40 am at 6:40 am |
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