Republican Minority Leader John Boehner explains why he handed out bribes on the House floor - YouTube
It's pretty amazing that a douche bag like this can rise up and become a party leader. Same as today, even back then he was more interested in big money than protecting the health of the American people. He still sells out the American worker when it comes to protecting and creating jobs. We need to vote people like him out of Washington or we are just going to keep empowering the top 1% instead of We The People!
In June 1995, Boehner distributed campaign contributions from tobacco industry lobbyists on the House floor as House members were weighing how to vote on tobacco subsidies. In a 1996 documentary by PBS called The People and the Power Game, Boehner said "They asked me to give out a half dozen checks quickly before we got to the end of the month and I complied. And I did it on the House floor, which I regret. I should not have done. It's not a violation of the House rules, but it's a practice that‘s gone on here for a long time that we're trying to stop and I know I'll never do it again." Boehner eventually led the effort to change House rules and prohibit campaign contributions from being distributed on the House floor.
A September 2010 New York Times story said Boehner was "Tightly Bound to Lobbyists" and "He maintains especially tight ties with a circle of lobbyists and former aides representing some of the nation’s biggest businesses, including Goldman Sachs, Google, Citigroup, R.J. Reynolds, MillerCoors and UPS.". -Wikipedia