Krauthammer’s Take: Props to Boehner and Ryan

by NRO Staff

Charles Krauthammer tonight praised John Boehner and Paul Ryan for supporting the fiscal cliff deal, arguing that they had no other choice. “I would actually commend Boehner and Paul Ryan, who in the end voted ‘yes’ for a bad deal – but they had to do it – for some courage, knowing it was a deal that was really awful, but there was no alternative, and being in the leadership, taking a hit rather than letting somebody in the back benches have to do it for them.”

“But they have to be united from now on,” he added. “Once they split, as happened right now, all power will devolve to the president and the Senate and Pelosi…”