WASHINGTON — Americans might see their political system as rigged against them and in favor of big-money donors, special interests and incumbent members of Congress.
But House Speaker John Boehner says he’s not buying any of it.
The Ohio Republican dismissed each of those concerns Sunday in an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
Money in politics? “We spend more money on antacids than we do on politics,” Boehner said.
Overly influential special interests? “Everybody’s a special interest. When I get home, everybody I talk to has their own interest,” he said.
Gerrymandered districts that predetermine elections’ outcomes? “You can call it gerrymandering, but in Ohio, the Democrats had the pencil in their hand for 50 years. Now the Republicans have had it for the last 20 years. Our turn to draw the lines.”
Rather than all of that, it’s “the competition of ideas is what matters,” Boehner said.
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