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John Boehner Blames Republicans For The Government Shutdown


Boehner talked about his frustrations in dealing with his rebellious GOP caucus.

"With some members, I have to be the big brother figure. Some, I have to be the father figure. Others, I have to be the dean of students or the principal. Some of them, I have to be the Gestapo," he said.

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