House Republican Says He Was Tricked By Boehner Into Voting For Government Funding Bill


Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-IN) is claiming that he was tricked by John Boehner and Republican House leadership into voting for the rule that allowed the government funding bill to move forward.
Stutzman’s statement matters because the rule passed by single vote, 214-212.

Rep. Stutzman said, “The CROmnibus bill, over 1,600 pages long, does many things but what is most important is what it does not do. It fails to directly address President Obama’s dangerous executive action on immigration and fails to include many of the solutions that could have been passed in January with a Republican House and Senate in an open process. Earlier today, I supported the Rule because I was informed by Leadership that the CROmnibus was dead and a short term CR would take its place. I was very surprised and even more disappointed to see the CROmnibus back on the floor. The American people deserve better.”

Stutzman could be a Republican looking for cover due to the fact that conservatives are outraged by the funding bill, but logic suggests that the sudden passage of a bill that looked all but dead involved some promises, wheeling and dealing, and more than a slight dash of deception. Boehner and the House leadership have struggled so mightily to pass their own legislation that it is not a stretch to believe that they avoided a government shutdown by lying to their own members.

The media are focused on the supposed rift between Obama and Pelosi on this bill, but the big takeaway from the white knuckle ride to near catastrophe in the House is that things have not changed at all. John Boehner still can’t pass legislation without an epic fight. If this doesn’t change in January, Republicans are in for a very difficult two years as the majority party in Congress.

10 Replies to “House Republican Says He Was Tricked By Boehner Into Voting For Government Funding Bill”

  1. Not only is he a coward but an idiot. Dumbass everyone who was paying attention knew what was in this bill.

    Your sorry ass is a disgrace and the idiots who elected you are dumber than a box of rocks. GET THE F*CK OUT OF HERE WITH THIS BULLSHIT

  2. Dear Marlin is my rep from Indiana’s 3rd District. Don’t expect anything better from him. It is kinda fun watching him discover that DC isn’t all Tea Parties. LOL!

  3. Republicans are the biggest liars EVER!
    They do the devil proud…….
    They haven’t even taken control of Congress yet and their destruction of the American people is on full blast!

    Why would people give these ungodly criminals more power????

  4. Marlin, I could call you a coward and an idiot, but those adjectives were already taken. What you are is a very untruthful sob and my guess is that you don’t even tell the sheeple in your own district the truth, you tell them what they want to hear which is even worse. I am sure that many of the people in your district are very good people, but lazy because they rely on you for the truth and you don’t have the balls to tell them. All we need in this country is 535 people to be in congress and the senate to do what is good for America not what is good for the representatives that get elected, you sir are not good for America so please resign, because it is clear that you are not up to the job if someone like boner can trick you.

  5. euro-Christianity. It’s what made white people flee Europe for the wilds of America. Once you attempt to legislate morality, you end up a slave to someone else’s belief system. It’s why the separation of Church and State was a matter of life and death to the Congressional Congress.

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