John Boehner: Government Shutdown Is ‘Irresponsible’ And No Pay For Congress During It

Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner appeared on Good Morning America with George Stephanopoulos and laid out his final arguments for why he remains determined to fight for the largest budget cuts possible. Boehner reiterated he does not want a government shutdown and thinks it is “irresponsible,” however, if it does occur, he is confident it will not be as detrimental to him as it was to Newt Gingrich in the 1990s.

Boehner declared that “the EPA is out of control” and that he refuses to allow taxpayer money to fund electable abortions. And in any case anyone had doubts, he wanted to make clear that “there’s no daylight between the Tea Party and me.” Eventually there will be a deal according to Boehner, but until then, if a shutdown does take place Boehner forcefully stated that members of Congress “shouldn’t be getting paid, just like federal employees shouldn’t be paid.”

Watch the clip from ABC below:

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