Boehner on leadership criticism: 'I just let that s--t roll off my back'

Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) used some salty language Wednesday to brush off criticisms he's faced over his leadership skills. 

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“People say a lot of things about me,” Boehner told GOP lawmakers in a closed-door meeting, according to two people who attended. “People outside this room. People inside this room. I just let that s--t roll off my back.”

Boehner has been buffeted by criticism from all corners of the political world in recent weeks. Conservatives have rapped him for not pushing hard enough in fiscal fights, while Democrats have said he is allowing the Tea Party to push him around.

The Speaker alluded to the criticism as he addressed Republicans on Wednesday, reminding them that he sought the job not to occupy a “big office,” but to get things done.