Boehner on Lost IRS Emails: ‘I Grew Up in a Bar, This Doesn’t Pass the Straight-Face Test’

Boehner: Obama and his admin 'haven't done a damn thing to help' the investigation

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John Boehner, commenting on the IRS's claim that they lost two years of emails, told reporters, "Listen, I grew up in a bar. This doesn't pass the straight-face test."

Boehner also said Obama and his administration "haven't done a damn thing to help us get to the truth of what really happened."

A reporter had asked Boehner to comment on complaints that Republicans have been badgering IRS witnesses and attacking their integrity in hearings.

"We invite people to come and provide testimony, and frankly they should be treated with respect," Boehner responded. "But when you look at the president, his own remarks when this IRS scandal unfolded almost a year ago, he said that he would fully cooperate, he and his administration. They've not only not fully cooperated, they haven't done a damn thing to help us get to the truth of what really happened. We know it wasn't just a group of staffers in a Cincinatti district office that were making these calls. Lois Lerner refuses to tell us the truth. And then all of a sudden, ‘oh my goodness, we lose two years worth of emails.' Listen, I grew up in a bar. This doesn't pass the straight-face test."