When Speaker Boehner Cries: Five Tear-Jerking Moments
Boehner Tears > Tebow Tears
Take a good look at Speaker John Boehner’s face. His smile is only out of place when tearfully mourning the ‘pastime paradise’ he claims to have spent his whole life chasing.
If only more Americans could cry Boehner’s tears of joy and appraising reflection. If only the Speaker’s tears were flowing when polls show record low approval ratings for the Congress he helms.
Grab a box of tissues and find catharsis in five sobbing moments from the charisma-lacking Ohio Republican:
Tea Party-fueled Election Night High
Soon to be named Speaker of the House, a very weepy Boehner could not hold back his tears in celebrating the midterm election ‘shellacking’ Tear Party Republicans gave the Democrats in 2010.
Network Tears Gone Viral
While giving his first interview as Speaker of the House to CBS’s 60 Minutes, Boehner could not hold it together long enough to talk about America’s school children.
State of the “Boohoo”-nion
When President Obama acknowledges Boehner’s humble Ohio beginnings during a 2011 State of the Union address, the Speaker appears to lose his composure.
Justifiable Tears for Gabby
After the tragic shooting rampage at Rep. Gabrielle Giffords constituent event in Arizona, the Speaker took to the House floor for a tearful remembrance of Gifford’s congressional aide.
Tearful Swearing In
Boehner keeps a handkerchief handy for his first speech as Speaker of the House. He gets weepy at around the 2:30 mark.