The Boehner Tucson Smear

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. 

Kathryn Jean Lopez — Kathryn Jean Lopez is a senior fellow at the National Review Institute and an editor-at-large of National Review. Sign up for her weekly NRI newsletter here. This column is based on one available through Andrews McMeel Universal’s Newspaper Enterprise Association.