Steve King Says John Boehner ‘Didn’t Deny’ Calling Him an Asshole
In an interview today, GOP Rep. Steve King (R-Bedrock) complained that House Speaker John Boehner publicly called him an “asshole.”
Rep. King didn’t actually hear the Speaker’s colorful description himself, however:
King’s remarks come two weeks after Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) claimed in a Texas Monthly piece that he overheard Boehner deliver the comment. The word was supposedly directed at King for his comparison of undocumented immigrants to drug mules with “calves the size of cantaloupes.”
King says he doesn’t doubt Boehner said it, because Boehner hasn’t denied it.
But I couldn’t help noticing Steve King doesn’t deny he really is an asshole, either.