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Do you think Speaker John Boehner deserves criticism for not attending the memorial service in Tucson?


House Speaker John Boehner is taking heat from some Democrats after skipping out on Wednesday's memorial service for the shooting victims in Arizona and instead hosting a cocktail party for the Republican National Committee.

The Ohio Republican turned down President Obama's invitation to travel on Air Force One to Tucson, Politico reported

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/2011/01/13/2011-01-13_john_boehner_house_speaker_picks_rnc_cocktail_party_over_tucson_arizona_shooting.html#ixzz1BJFrQNQX

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:11 AM on Jan. 17, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I think it looks insensitive because of his position...but it's not something that is so terrible.

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:13 AM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • It is his decision. But this is a person we hope is able to make better decisions. Where are his priorites?
    tootoobusy

    Answer by tootoobusy at 11:15 AM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • wow i would think someone in his position would have at least wanted to show he respect even if he didnt mean it.....i dont think he had to attend but i also dont think he should have been hosting a cocktail party that day either...hmmm politices allows make me sad.....
    cara124

    Answer by cara124 at 11:18 AM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • I personally won't criticize him for it, but he is an elected public official so feel free to say what you like about him. When you work for the people you take the bad with the good. None of them only deserve praise. We should feel free to criticize all of our elected officials. Whether the criticism is petty is opinion.

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 11:20 AM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • His decision, but he probably should have been there.

    TARARENEE

    Answer by TARARENEE at 11:20 AM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • Sure..all politicians will recieve some criticism just goes along with the job
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 11:32 AM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • Seems to me last time someone posted about this it was pointed out he was in DC presiding over a separate service in the House? Is he supposed to be in two places at once?
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 11:50 AM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • He was at another funeral wasnt he? A state troopers? I dont think he was insensitive. There were plenty of other people at the memorial in Tuscon. Maybe he thought the family of the troopers needed support to?
    gemgem

    Answer by gemgem at 11:59 AM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • He led the memorial service on capitol hill didn't he?
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:12 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • Yeah, Boehner was at the capitol memorial. The guy from Maine had a funeral to attend that conflicted with an NAACP photo op. Both got called out for choosing the "wrong" event...as judged by whiny outspoken people who really have no vested interest in which event they chose besides one making "their politics" look better.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 12:19 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

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