Even there, Boehner wove regulatory reform arguments into his comments. “Removing some of the unnecessary government barriers that prevent our country from utilizing its vast energy resources could create millions of new jobs,” the Speaker said.
Despite heavy criticism of Obama’s jobs plan as unworkable and questioning the constitutionality of the administration’s governance, Boehner ended the speech with a return to House GOP leaders’ new bipartisan tack.
“Our economy is facing a broad-based, systemic crisis. As such, it will require everyone coming to the table with their best ideas first and leaving politics at the door, with the courage to listen to each other’s critiques and questions,” Boehner said.
“It means ending the name-calling, the yelling and the questioning of others’ motives. Leadership is about ending that nonsense, buckling down and getting to work,” he added.
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.