Thursday at his weekly press briefing, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) lashed out when a reporter asked if funding was an issue on the heels of this week’s tragic crash of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia, killing 7 and injuring hundreds.
When asked about congressional Democrats’ complaints that Amtrak was not well funded enough, Mr. Boehner interrupted saying, “Are you really going to ask such a stupid question? Listen , you know they started this yesterday ‘It’s all about funding, It’s all about funding.’ Well Obviously it’s not about funding. The train was going twice the speed limit. Adequate funds were there. No money’s been cut from rail safety, and the house passed a bill earlier this spring to re-authorize Amtrak and authorize a lot of these programs. It’s hard for me to imagine that people take the bait on some of the nonsense that gets spewed around here. Thanks.”
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