Keeping up appearances, Boehner tried to hold it together, probably fighting back tears. There is something to be said for seniority and women when House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi stepped in to rescue John Boehner and the Republican representatives from a worse disaster than they already have. The Republicans in power cannot govern among themselves, and Pelosi demonstrated a bipartisan act in helping keep the Department of Homeland Security open while the leaders sort things out.
All of this is unnecessary and poses a great risk to the nation. This week, Speaker Boehner had to remind the House members about decorum and the requirement to dress appropriately for the job.
“John Boehner scolds House members on dress code: “You know who you are”
This House is a mess, and John Boehner has had quite enough of it.
Boehner, the Republican House Speaker from Ohio, offered a sharp lesson in decorum to lawmakers on Wednesday, scolding them to stop bustling about the well of the chamber during speeches, stop taking photos during House business, and stop being late to votes, darn it!
Boehner also reminded members of the importance of wearing “appropriate business attire during all sittings of the House, however brief their appearance on the floor might be.””
Darn it, Republicans, put the right-wing in a closet, throw away the key, and pass the damned legislation.
“Shutdown of Homeland Security averted as Pelosi comes to rescue
By Rebecca Shabad – 02/27/15 10:01 PM EST
A partial government shutdown was narrowly avoided late Friday evening as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) made a surprise move to back legislation funding the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for one week.
Pelosi’s support helped Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) move the one-week bill through the House in a 357-60 vote just after 10 p.m., with 55 Republicans and 5 Democrats voting against it. The Senate passed the one-week funding bill in a voice vote.
President Obama signed the bill just before midnight.
The eleventh-hour votes in Congress had forced the Obama administration to begin preparations for a partial government shutdown, with DHS releasing a 47-page contingency plan spelling out which employees would have been “essential” and forced to work without pay at agencies like the Coast Guard, Secret Service and U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Earlier in the day, House Democratic leaders had whipped their members against legislation that would have funded DHS for three weeks, and the bill failed 203-224.”