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Monday, October 30, 2017

Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) once pinned former Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) against a wall and held a knife to his throat during a heated debate about earmarks. John Boehner told Politico about the incident in a new profile published Sunday. The former speaker described his difficulties in banning earmarks, or measures that funded projects in lawmaker's home districts. Boehner said that Young once pinned him against a wall in the House during an argument over earmarks, and that Young held a 10-inch knife to Boehner's throat. Boehner responded by staring Young in the eyes and saying, "F--- you."

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This guy is still serving in Congress? Bizarre. He should be in jail.

#1 | Posted by danni at 2017-10-30 09:37 AM | Reply

People wonder why people in jail get pissed at they system. Every day they watch people who are supposed to be role models do far worse than they ever did with no consequences. When you see people getting killed by police for selling loose cigarettes and then you see this on TV, Its easy to see where the why bother attitude many have gets formed

#2 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2017-10-30 03:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Keep it classy Republicans.

Why would anyone be surprised? This is the party who wants terrorists, the mentally ill, and felons to have guns (or at least have easy access to them). And the party who elected Trump.

#3 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2017-10-30 03:50 PM | Reply

Yowza. That's some crazy right there.

#4 | Posted by cbob at 2017-10-30 03:50 PM | Reply

I'm not ready to comment until I get more facts.
It's possible Boehner deserved it.

"I said '---- you', but I don't think he heard it due to my sobbing."

#5 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2017-10-30 04:02 PM | Reply

Republicans elect stupid -------- because republicans ARE stupid --------.

Michael Grimm was caught on tape threatening to throw a reporter off a balcony and trumpers LOVED it.

#6 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-10-30 04:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Boehner said that Young once pinned him against a wall in the House during an argument over earmarks, and that Young held a 10-inch knife to Boehner's throat"

this is what professionals do every day in the American workforce

#7 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2017-10-30 04:14 PM | Reply

lock him up

#8 | Posted by bayviking at 2017-10-30 04:28 PM | Reply

I knew the GOP was insane but that's something that hasn't been acceptable since before the civil war.

#9 | Posted by Tor at 2017-10-30 06:21 PM | Reply

Just typical behavior for Goppers the party of personal responsibility.

#10 | Posted by bored at 2017-10-30 06:32 PM | Reply

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Should have used a cane -- much more class than wielding a common kitchen knife...
-- Preston Brooks

#11 | Posted by catdog at 2017-10-30 08:26 PM | Reply

Has Don Young commented on this yet?
Who carries a 10" blade for crying out loud?

#12 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2017-10-30 08:49 PM | Reply

mobile.twitter.com

#13 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2017-10-30 08:50 PM | Reply

You telling me that Boehner didn't not carry a gun?

How was he supposed to protect himself from the crazy wing of the GOtP?

Roy Moore will be disgusted.

#14 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-10-30 09:12 PM | Reply

Who hasn't had a little too much to drink, got a little mad and held a knife to a boehner?

#15 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2017-10-31 12:38 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

The fact that Boehner and other witnesses didn't report this to police says everything. The current Republican Party is completely insane. Let's give them power. What could go wrong?

#16 | Posted by rcade at 2017-10-31 08:19 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The man carries a large knife? How many people has he done this too?

#17 | Posted by Zed at 2017-10-31 08:56 AM | Reply

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