The Gold Channel episode of David Feherty’s journey up to Capitol Hill doesn’t run until Aug. 3, but the preview of the interview with House Speaker John Boehner shows the Ohio Republican doing what he does best.
Boehner has shed tears each time he’s taken the gavel at the beginning of a new Congress. His eyes welled up during the 2011 State of the Union address.
He choked up at a Taco Bell Foundation event last year as former Destiny’s Child singer Kelly Rowland marveled that Boehner’s tears were “so sweet.”
He cried in a 2010 interview with 60 Minutes. He got dissed by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who’s not a public crier. “You know what? He is known to cry. He cries sometimes when we’re having a debate on bills,” Pelosi told the New York Times years ago. “If I cry, it’s about the personal loss of a friend or something like that. But when it comes to politics — no, I don’t cry.”
In short, Boehner cries a lot. But it’s probably a first for the Golf Channel.