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GOP Lobbyist Takes Issue With Boehner's 'Dickens' Comments

By    |   Monday, 26 Jan 2015 05:33 PM

One conservative in Washington disagrees with House Speaker John Boehner when he says some groups are "beating the dickens out of me," according to a report.

During an appearance on "60 Minutes" Sunday night, Boehner had this to say:

"Well my voting record is as conservative as anybody here. The issue with the tea party isn't one of strategy. It’s not one of different vision. It's — it's a disagreement over tactics, from time to time. Frankly, a lot is being driven by national groups here in Washington who have raised money and just beating the dickens out of me.

"They raise money, put it in their pocket, and pay themselves big salaries."

Mike Needham, CEO of the lobbying firm Heritage Action for America, took issue with Boehner's "dickens" language.



Boehner spokesman Matt Wolking, on the other hand, told the Daily Caller in response, "Our office isn't aware of any requests for a meeting."

Needham’s spokesman Dan Holler told the Daily Caller that Boehner's comments are interesting, given that he doesn't show any opposition to businesses lobbying for their own success.

The Chamber of Commerce, said Holler, "spent more than $124 million to lobby Washington last year, an increase of almost $50 million from 2013. The next biggest spender, the National Association of Realtors, laid out $55 million in 2014, its biggest sum since 1998."

Also during the "60 Minutes" interview, which included Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, interviewer Scott Pelley asked the congressional leaders about President Barack Obama's proposal to increase taxes on wealthy Americans and financial companies.

"Dead. Real dead," Boehner said of the plan.

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