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John Boehner and Nancy Pelosi read mean tweets about themselves

They followed in Obama's footsteps.


Michelle Jaworski


Posted on Mar 26, 2015   Updated on May 29, 2021, 5:33 am CDT

Congress is finally getting into the Mean Tweets game after President Obama had a taste of what the Internet thought about him.

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) came together Wednesday at the 2015 Radio and Television Correspondents Association Dinner to read what the people said about them on Twitter.

Like Obama beforehand, Boehner, Pelosi, Sanders, and McCarthy are only scraping the surface of Internet insults, but they’re able to lob some shade back at the tweeters and even fellow members of Congress.

Side note: Someone might want to tell Boehner why he’s being compared to an Oompa Loompa.

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*First Published: Mar 26, 2015, 12:23 pm CDT