Hoyer: Boehner reaping what he sowed

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The Maryland Democrat said Boehner (R-Ohio) is getting his just desserts for helping to enlist the same Tea Party conservatives who have been a thorn in the Speaker's side.

"John Boehner was involved in recruiting most of these people," Hoyer said in a sit-down interview in the Capitol.

"So, you're a little bit 'hoist on your own petard' if you recruit people who then, [when] you bring your alternative [bills] … they tell you, 'Sorry, I don't agree with you, and I'm not going to support that.'

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