Boehner: Obama’s Speech ‘An Easter Egg With No Candy In It’ (VIDEO)

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) criticized President Obama’s speech on the economy Wednesday even before it happened, calling the remarks “a hollow shell” and “an Easter egg with no candy in it.”

“The White House says it’s not expected to say anything new, there are no new proposals in this speech. The president himself said it isn’t going to change any minds,” Boehner said to his colleagues from the House floor. “So what exactly will change? What’s the point? What’s it going to accomplish?”

“You probably got the answer. Nothing,” he continued. “It’s a hollow shell. It’s an Easter egg with no candy in it.”

Watch Boehner’s comments below, courtesy of CBS News: 


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