Speaker Boehner: My Relationship With The President Has Been ‘Frosty’ Lately

On This Week today, Speaker of the House John Boehner admitted his personal and professional relationship with President Obama has gotten “frosty” recently, but both sides have been doing their best to find common ground and work together on the important issues.

Christiane Amanpour asked Boehner to weigh in on the current Republican presidential field, but the Speaker did not give his support to anyone in particular and promised he would throw his weight behind the eventual nominee. Amanpour tried to get Boehner to share his thoughts on Herman Cain’s sexual harassment controversy, but he quipped that he’s “not going there” and his focus is on getting work done in Congress.

Regarding his personal relationship with President Obama, Boehner explained it’s been relatively cordial, but somewhat less so in more recent weeks.

“The president and I have a pretty good relationship. You know, it’s been a little frosty here the last few weeks, but we’ve got a pretty good relationship… And I told the president, I’m the most straight-up, transparent person in this town. I would never mislead him, my word is my bond, Democrats and Republicans here in Washington understand that, and so we’ve got a pretty good relationship.”

Boehner said he understands that the American people want members of Congress and the president “to find common ground, and act on it.”

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