House Speaker John Boehner mocked his Republican colleagues on Thursday for not taking up immigration reform, according The Cincinnati Enquirer.
“Here’s the attitude. Ohhhh. Don’t make me do this. Ohhhh. This is too hard,” Boehner was quoted as saying, speaking at a lunch event in his Ohio district. Boehner was campaigning ahead of his primary race against three challengers this May.
“We get elected to make choices. We get elected to solve problems, and it’s remarkable to me how many of my colleagues just don’t want to,” he added , speaking with unusual frankness about his own party. “They’ll take the path of least resistance.”
Boehner’s goading remarks are the latest indication that the speaker is still focused on immigration reform during the election year.
In March, Boehner told donors he is ”hellbent on getting this done this year,” referring to immigration, The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this month.