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Republican Matt Bevin: Boehner Attack On Conservative Groups Showed 'Smugness and Arrogance'

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"And I think the smugness and arrogance with which he spoke, about some of his colleagues and the people that support his colleagues and about some of his constituents in Ohio, indicate a man that's out of touch with the polls and with America." 

When Boehner criticized the outside groups, Bevin added, he "showed an arrogance and smugness that comes with being in office for too long."  

Similarly the Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF), which has endorsed Bevin, also attacked Boehner for his comments. An SCF email to supporters said Boehner was targeting conservatives in the same way that the Internal Revenue Service had targeted conservative organizations applying for tax-exempt status.