Both Republicans and Democrats have been using the occasion of Valentine’s Day to score points and take political jabs at each other. Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) sent Rep. John Boehner some “romantic” Twitter poetry, but the House Speaker might be playing hard to get. Maybe he responded with a discreet direct message, but for public consumption, the day was all about the economy, not the Violence Against Women Act.
The House of Representatives is focused on the American people’s top priorities: creating jobs & cutting spending http://t.co/awVAJz0K
— John Boehner (@SpeakerBoehner) February 14, 2013
So like a man. For what it’s worth, the Republican-led House did pass a five-year extension of the Violence Against Women Act back in May 2012, in spite of a veto threat by the White House.
Reviews of Murray’s poem are mixed.
— Connie C. Keys (@hotelkeys) February 14, 2013
@PattyMurray why don't you get to passing a budget first. It's the law.
— Stotes (@SamiSuzie) February 14, 2013
— verytari (@verytari) February 14, 2013