PHOTO: Boehner gets pizza delivery
July 29th, 2011
07:52 AM ET
12 years ago

PHOTO: Boehner gets pizza delivery

Washington (CNN) - Pizza was the sustenance for Republican House members Thursday night in House Speaker John Boehner's office.

While the top Republican met with members of Congress to round up the votes to pass his plan to raise the debt ceiling, staff members were seen carrying pizzas from Papa John's into his office on Capitol Hill. A vote is expected Friday after Republicans failed to muster sufficient support to ensure the proposal would pass Thursday.

Filed under: Congress • Debt • Deficit • John Boehner
soundoff (24 Responses)
  1. Robert Foraker

    Did the tax payers pay for pizza?

    July 29, 2011 08:04 am at 8:04 am |
  2. Rudy NYC

    Do the radical freshmen not see reality, or do they just simply do not care? Neither. They believe that they can change reality into their unrealistic vision.

    July 29, 2011 08:20 am at 8:20 am |
  3. Julie

    This is probably as close as the GOP gets to understanding the majority of Americans. Been working all day, too tired to cook, order pizza. Yesterday was a really bad, terrible day for Boehner.

    July 29, 2011 08:26 am at 8:26 am |
  4. Marry

    It would perhaps be more useful if the GOP/TP do not get anything to eat and drink before they have come up with something useful. Well on second thought, they have not done anything useful in over 10 years; so why should we hope they have an idea now? They would rather starve to death then to get of their sworn goal of “making the President fail”. But, their behavior is not going to be forgotten and also not forgiven in 2012! So have fun with that pizza while it lasts.

    July 29, 2011 08:28 am at 8:28 am |
  5. TomInRochNY

    I wonder if this is the Rs attempt at a jobs bill, keeping Papa John's in business.

    July 29, 2011 08:33 am at 8:33 am |
  6. BobAD

    Who the hell paid for the pies?????????????

    July 29, 2011 08:34 am at 8:34 am |
  7. Marie MD

    Double stink in the house with he teatards and pizza!

    July 29, 2011 08:34 am at 8:34 am |
  8. ConservaFASCISTS/Dutch, Bad Newz, VA

    I hope taxpayer money wasn't spent to pay for those pizzas.

    July 29, 2011 08:44 am at 8:44 am |
  9. Ron

    Congratulations tea-publicans! It's happening as I type. Markets are responding to your ignorance and looks like the US is on its way to a depression. Thanks for "taking our country back". Now, I gues it's time to take it back from YOU!!!

    July 29, 2011 08:45 am at 8:45 am |
  10. GI Joe

    It's more than the working poor and elder will be able to have after even ONE missed check. Did our tax dollars pay for them to eat while they push us into third-world status?

    July 29, 2011 08:51 am at 8:51 am |
  11. seth

    Wow,"I bet "Unemployed Americans,and American Single Women "Sadled with paying for food,medical expenses,clothing for their children(like Walsh) is doing,"would love to have a "Bite" of that taxpayer "Pizza".. Mr. Speaker??????

    July 29, 2011 09:00 am at 9:00 am |
  12. Vince

    I hope my tax dollars didn't go to pay for that. I also find it odd that there are no mom & pop pizza places in the capital.....we had to order from a multi-national Republican.

    July 29, 2011 09:00 am at 9:00 am |
  13. Anthony

    The way things are going for Republicans, they will probably default on the pizza payment too.

    July 29, 2011 09:00 am at 9:00 am |
  14. Time for another change

    At least someone is working on the problem! Democrats have the Reid bill, which is no better. There is no leadership in Washington these days.

    July 29, 2011 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  15. Larry L

    The Speaker has a tough job trying to manage a political party divided between the old guard of corporate lap-dogs and the new class of ultra right-wing, Tea Party radicals. Of the two groups the old guard would be the easiest to manage, since greed and obligation to special interests groups motivate them and these things are predictable. The Tea Party crowd lacks any real knowledge of economics and many feel validated only after they've destroyed our functioning government. They represent the angry and bigoted crowd who spends every waking moment glued to Fox News and believing that whole load of crap. Pizza might not be enough to help these useless bags of protoplasm arrive at logical conclusions.

    July 29, 2011 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
  16. Ron

    6 personal can see derision even in their pizza choices.

    July 29, 2011 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  17. 'merica ruined by rethugs

    Why didn't Herman Cain help out his fellow idiots? Get your @ss in line, Herman.

    July 29, 2011 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  18. slob

    Tax payers pay for every time any of them eat, repubs or dems, morons. Keeping picking sides as they both fall

    July 29, 2011 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  19. Sniffit

    Pizza and circus.

    July 29, 2011 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  20. Sniffit

    "I hope taxpayer money wasn't spent to pay for those pizzas."

    It was. Boehner receives $2,083.33 PER MONTH directly as an "expense payment." He is the only one who continues to receive expense payments directly. Pelosi, Hoyer, et al, have refused theirs.

    July 29, 2011 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  21. Sniffit

    "I wonder if this is the Rs attempt at a jobs bill, keeping Papa John's in business."

    Yeah. Herman Cain is furious.

    July 29, 2011 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  22. GI Joe

    I understand they DID debate and vote on naming a POST OFFICE.

    Yay! Hip Hip Hooray! Whoopppppeeeee! (They get $174,000/year for THAT?)

    July 29, 2011 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  23. Namemichael

    Fire the house/remove the dead wood. "We the people can".

    July 29, 2011 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  24. Scott S.

    Good God guys. If you're gonna waste taxpayer money on Pizza, at least get something good. Notice they went after the big, corporate Papa Johns instead of one of those "small businesses" they love so much. Isn't there a Johnny's New York pizza up the street or something? This only confirms what we've known all along. Republicans just want to help those who already have the means to help themselves.

    July 29, 2011 10:03 am at 10:03 am |