Democratic ad mocks Boehner as 'chicken'

The ad, uploaded to the DCCC’s YouTube account, begins with Boehner’s comments on ABC’s “This Week” that “there are not the votes in the House to pass a clean CR.” The ad later shows clips of various media personalities suggesting the claim is untrue. Interspersed are clips from films such as “The Wizard of Oz,” “Back to the Future Part 2” and “Spaceballs,” where characters are mocked for cowardice.

The ad ends by telling voters to contact John Boehner and “#DemandAVote.”

Democrats have been aggressively challenging Boehner’s claim that a clean CR cannot pass, with White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer saying Boehner “is all wrong or all his members are lying.”

If all 200 Democrats back a clean CR, only 17 Republicans would have to join them for it to pass.

According to The Washington Post, at least 23 Republicans have shown support for a clean CR, though whether they would choose to openly defy the majority of their caucus is unclear.