Dems Hit Boehner As Too ‘Chicken’ To Allow Vote On Clean Spending Bill

October 8, 2013 2:11 a.m.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is attacking House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) for being too “chicken” to have his chamber hold a vote on a clean government funding bill that would end the shutdown.

A new web ad aimed at voters in Boehner’s home district in Ohio argues that there are enough House lawmakers (including Republicans and Democrats) to pass a clean government funding bill. The ad, made up mostly of movie clips, pokes at Boehner, arguing that he’s too scared to hold a vote on a clean continuing resolution.

“Tell John Boehner to grow a spine. #DemandAVote,” the ad concludes.

Despite top Democrats urging Boehner to hold a vote on a clean continuing resolution the speaker has insisted “that’s not going to happen.”

Watch the ad below:

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