In a now-regular occurrence that no longer surprises anyone in Washington, Speaker John “Real Men Do Cry” Boehner burst into tears while standing next to Pope Francis on Thursday morning.
CNN captured the moment the tears started pouring out of the Ohio Republican’s eyes while he stood next to the pontiff on Capitol Hill.
Needless to say, many pondered whether or not the wet cheeks would happen beforehand:
What to expect from pope Francis’s address to Congress: how’s his English? will there be cheering? will Boehner cry? http://t.co/5uiw6DBOeX
— Guardian World (@guardianworld) September 24, 2015
The Pope just walked into the House Chamber & I’m pretty sure Boehner is gonna cry. I’m ok with that.
— George Bailey Smith (@GeorgeBaileyDog) September 24, 2015
Why does Boehner look like he’s going to cry? Not in front of the Pope! — Jeff Parker! (@jeffparker) September 24, 2015
“Do you think he’s going to cry?” — @caitlinmacneal asking the most obvious question ahead of Boehner’s visit w/ the Pope
— Tierney Sneed (@Tierney_Megan) September 24, 2015
When they did, the proverbial floodgates were opened:
Pope Francis is addresses the crowd outside Congress in Spanish. Makes Boehner cry. Literally. pic.twitter.com/dLzl33rFkR
— Aura Bogado (@aurabogado) September 24, 2015
Holy cow! I though I cried at everything! Boehner is making ugly cry face for standing next to Pope on balcony!
— Jennifer (@Jenrstokes) September 24, 2015
Boehner cried. I’d cry too if I was a Catholic Republican, and the Pope came all this way to tell me to care about the poor & the planet. — Chicago Man (@Iwanski) September 24, 2015
A) Pope Francis rules B) John Boehner trying not to cry behind him & then just having to let it out is adorable. Go ahead Boehner. Feels.
— Emma Myles (@_emmamyles) September 24, 2015
Check out the clip below, via CNN:
[Image via screengrab]
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