Everyone has been blasting Pelosi for going to Syria, but there has been no critisism of Republicans doing the same. Today, Rep Darrell Issa (R-CA) is in Syria meeting with Damascus. Now Boehner is giving the Republican excuse of why Democrats can’t go to Syria:
Boehner declined to criticize [fellow Republican Rep. David Hobson] for joining Pelosi, saying her stature gave the visit an imprimatur it didnâ€™t deserve.
â€œItâ€™s one thing for other members to go,â€ Boehner said, â€œbut you have to ask yourself, â€˜Why is Pelosi going?â€™ Sheâ€™s going for one reason and that is to embarrass the president. She is the speaker of the House. Sheâ€™s giving (the Syrian) government more credit than they deserve. They sponsor terrorism. They have not been at all helpful. I wish she wasnâ€™t there.â€
There you got it – the old Republican double standard. Boehner showed his true colors. He believes that Republicans should have the only say in our government and Democrats shouldn’t. John Boehner has once again proven his hatred for democracy.