Spineless Republicans Denounce Barton
“Minority Leader Boehner Steps Away From Barton The Hill’s Michael O’Brien reports, “House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) broke with a top Republican on Thursday who suggested BP had suffered a “shakedown” by being forced to set up a $20 billion fund to pay out damages. Asked at his weekly press conference if he disagreed with Barton’s characterization of the deal struck Wednesday at the White House, Boehner quickly responded, ‘I do.’ ‘BP agreed to fund the cost of this cleanup from the beginning and I’m glad they’re being held accountable,’ Boehner told reporters.”
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Fellow Republicans Renounce Barton
BOEHNER SLINKS AWAY
“Politico’s Jonathan Allen and Jake Sherman report, “Republicans, particularly Gulf state lawmakers, are furious at Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) and may ask him to cede his job as top Republican on the Energy and Commerce Committee in the wake of his apology to BP Thursday. ‘People are calling for his head,’ said a GOP member of the committee.”