Washington (CNN) - John Boehner will be sworn in Wednesday as the new House Speaker, but his congressional aides were sworn in Tuesday morning by Chief Justice John Roberts in a private ceremony in the Capitol.
According to a senior Boehner aide, the incoming Speaker requested that the Chief Justice perform the swearing in for his aides, and attended the ceremony.
Boehner will take the oath as Speaker on Wednesday afternoon.
"NO BLUSTERING, NO BACK ROOM DEALS.....NO CRYING BY BOEHNER!!! "
Meh...they're already hard at work on underhanded shenanigans, not least of which is rewriting the rules so that when they propose certain budgetary measures designed to defund the government, ACA and certain programs like SS and regulatory bodies they want out of the way of their corporate buddies, like the Dept of Labor, Education, Energy or the EPA, which budgetary measures have been shown by CBO or other reputable, non-partisan studies to balloon the deficit...those measures will be exempted from the requirement that they be considered in light of how they affect the deficit. Convenient, eh? And let's not forget the time-wasting kabuki theater of trying to repeal the ACA or the very essence of hypocrisy in planning to use Deem and Pass to give Ryan the authority to UNILIATERALLY AND WITHOUT DEBATE OR A VOTE set all Fiscal 2011 spending levels. It's going to be a fun 2 years of self-destruction for the GOP and America.
What did he swear to? The end of the American middle class? To only support the rich?