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January 1, 2013 12:02 PM
KY Democrat John Yarmuth credits 'courageous' John Boehner
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Politico reports:

Rep. John Yarmuth praised House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday for being willing to send the Senate-approved fiscal cliff deal to the floor while the GOP rank and file could withhold support unless the plan is amended.

“He’s in a very, very difficult spot, and to a certain extent, given the dynamics of the three-way negotiations or four-way, maybe, both the Republicans and the Democrats became somewhat irrelevant in this process, ” the Kentucky Democrat said on MSNBC. “And it’s really risky what he has done to basically to agree to bring this thing to the floor when so many of his conference don’t like it. So I actually give him credit because I think he’s taken a pretty courageous stand, even if he wasn’t a very powerful player in negotiating it.” Facebook Fark Furl
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