The Boehner Tucson Smear

by Kathryn Jean Lopez

MSNBC is going on — still, today — about how John Boehner refused to go to Tucson with the president for the memorial service there. That’s a bit too convenient a story to be accurate though. Yes, he took a pass. But he took a pass because he would have had to skip the bipartisan prayer service that day if he took the ride, which is what Nancy Pelosi did. The Speaker of the House was where he needed to be Wednesday.