John Boehner Cries During Golf Channel Interview

He's weeping again. The sun rises in the east. All is well in the world.

WASHINGTON ― If there’s one constant in the House of Representatives, it is Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) crying.

He cried at an event honoring painter Constantino Brumidi. He bawled through a congressional award ceremony honoring an astronaut. He wept during a Taco Bell event.

Why not cry in a Golf Channel interview?

Golf Channel host David Feherty landed an interview with Boehner that’s set to air Aug. 3, and a preview shows his waterworks in full effect. 

“I wanted to make sure that every kid had the same chance I did,” Boehner tells Feherty, with tears falling down his cheeks. “An opportunity.”

The two also admire a framed photo in Boehner’s office that shows him talking with two former colleagues. What are they talking about?

“The three of us are talking about how easily we turn to tears,” says Boehner.

Emily Schillinger, a spokeswoman for the GOP leader, said he got emotional because he is grateful for the chances at success he’s had.

“The Speaker has often talked about how fortunate he has been to live the American Dream, and he’s unapologetic about his efforts to help children receive the same opportunities to succeed in life that he did,” said Schillinger.

The full interview spans Boehner’s early life, his career and his association with the game of golf, according to his office.

Watch the preview above.



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