John Boehner D.C. Budget Proposal Draws Protest At His House (VIDEO)

Protesters Rally Outside John Boehner's D.C. House

DC Vote, a group dedicated to getting full voting rights for the residents of the District of Columbia, held a small demonstration at the residence of House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) Thursday, urging him to back down on a budget proposal that would sap funds from the city.

A couple dozen protesters milled around the sidewalk outside Boehner's Capitol Hill home chanting "Don't tread on D.C." and "No taxation without representation," apparently barred by police from getting any closer to his front door.

The Washignton Post reports that the Republican-backed measure "would cut roughly $80 million in federal payments to the District and prohibit the city from using its own money for abortions or needle-exchange programs."

In an opposition to the spending proposal, DC Vote decided to get decked out in full Revolutionary-era garb and hit Boehner where he lives.

"Speaker Boehner is coming to our home telling us how to spend our money," Ilir Zherka, the group's executive director, told the rally-goers, according to the Post. "We decided to come to his house to tell him to leave D.C. alone."



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