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Republican Leader Boehner: GOP Senators Who Oppose 'Surge' Are "Wimps"

Rep. Heather Wilson (R-N.M.) called for comity Wednesday during a meeting of the Republican Conference after House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) referred to Senate colleagues who have begun to favor a change in course in Iraq as "wimps."

Wilson declined to comment directly on what Boehner had said during the closed-door meeting, but she noted that "Senator [Richard] Lugar's (R-Ind.) speech was one of the more thoughtful speeches [she had heard] in the Senate in a long time."

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