In addition to getting serious about budget deficits and the debt ceiling, the conversation between Speaker of the House Boehner and Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday also expanded to include talking about two of Boehner’s most well-known characteristics: crying and smoking. Wallace asked bluntly, “why do you cry so often,” to which, Boehner almost cried again, right on cue.
Boehner stressed that he came to Washington “to do something on behalf of the American people” and despite Wallace warning him that some of his supporters think the crying makes him look “strange” or “weird,” Boehner confidently stated “I’m not going to apologize for being emotionally attached to the things I feel most strongly about in this town.”
The conversation became more humorous when the topic turned towards smoking, to which Boehner admitted “listen it’s a bad habit, but I have it. It’s a legal product, I choose to smoke, leave me alone.”
There, can the crying issue, and the questions about it, be put to rest now?
Watch the clip from Fox News below:
- John Boehner Defends Crying & Smoking (huffingtonpost.com)
- Boehner says he cries because he cares so much (sfgate.com)
- O’Reilly Revisits Boehner’s Crying Issue: “He Has To Get His Emotions Under Control” (mediaite.com)
- O’Reilly: Boehner’s Crying Impacts His Credibility (huffingtonpost.com)