Boehner erupts over suggested link between Amtrak funding and crash

Posted on AllSides May 14th, 2015
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House Speaker John Boehner ripped a reporter Thursday for questioning him about Democrats' efforts to tie Amtrak funding to Tuesday's deadly train crash.

"Are you really going to ask such a stupid question?" Boehner told the reporter before she could finish her question. "Listen: You know they (Democrats) started this yesterday. It's all about funding, it's all about funding. Obviously, it's not about funding."

Instead, Boehner insisted that the train's speed -- twice the speed limit at the curve where the train derailed -- was the only relevant factor.

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