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Boehner: Koran Burning 'Unwise' (VIDEO)


Pressed by host George Stephanopoulos, Boehner declined to directly ask the Pastor to cancel the event. Instead, he described the ceremony as at odds with the country's history.

"It's not wise to do this in the face of what our country really represents," Boehner said.

You can see the full exchange below.

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