Boehner Accuses Biden of Misleading, Not Misreading

Posted July 8, 2009 at 10:08am

House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Wednesday accused Vice President Joseph Biden of “the greatest fabrication I have seen since I’ve been in Congress— by saying that the administration misread the gravity of the economic crisis.Boehner told reporters on Wednesday that Biden’s recent comments, made Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,— are simply an attempt to divert attention away from the fact that the stimulus plan hasn’t worked.“I sat through those meetings at the White House with the president and vice president and trust me, there is not one person that sat in those rooms that didn’t know how serious our economic crisis was,— the Minority Leader said. “We tried to tell the president that growing government wasn’t going to get America back to work again.—Boehner said recent suggestions by Democrats that a second stimulus might be needed is “an admission by the administration that their stimulus plan is not working.— Biden said Sunday that “there was a misreading of just how bad an economy we inherited.— “So the second question becomes, did the economic package we put in place, including the Recovery Act, is it the right package given the circumstances we’re in? And we believe it is the right package given the circumstances we’re in,— Biden said.