I‘ve been covering politics for a very long time but I’ve never seen anything quite like this. A reporter during a press conference asked a serious and perfectly reasonable question of House Speaker John Boehner about what he plans to do with a DHS funding bill. Here’s the question:
With respect to you Mr. Speaker, your answers about what you are going to do are the same as yesterday. Mitch McConnell has said exactly what he is going to do, you know exactly what you are going to get–it’s going to be a clean DHS funding bill. Are you going to put it on the floor? Are you gonna kill it? Are you going to let them vote on it? Have you even had this discussion?
Boehner’s response: He blew kisses at the reporter. Seriously. Here’s the video:
Is Boehner cracking up? This is absolutely bizarre behavior.