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September 2, 2014

Boehner Dines at Trattoria Alberto’s as Cantor Concedes

Boehner Dines at Trattoria Albertos as Cantor Concedes

Buruca is a fan of the speaker. (Humberto Sanchez/CQ Roll Call)

“He’s a lovely customer,” Juan Buruca, the owner of Trattoria Alberto’s on Barracks Row, said of Speaker John A. Boehner.

The Ohio Republican was likely one of the many in Washington utterly surprised by the primary defeat of his chief lieutenant, Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., on Tuesday night. But a man still has to eat, and Alberto’s is among Boehner’s haunts, particularly with his Rat Pack-like pals, Sens. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., and Richard M. Burr, R-N.C.

The first reports of Boehner eating at Alberto’s came in during the early evening. And there he stayed. Around 10 p.m., after Chambliss and Burr left, the speaker went to amble home. Asked if he had any comment about the Cantor primary he said, “No, you all know what the rules are” — a reference to his unofficial rule that he does not take questions except at press conferences.

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  • Layla

    Consider this to be a Last Supper, Mr. Boehner and those in the GOP leadership at war with your own base. This was NOT light voter turnout, it did not rain.

    You will not listen to the American people and our OPPOSITION to Immigration, therefore, we have no choice but to vote you out, both sides.

    OH, YES WE CAN!

  • Jasmine An’deez

    In related video, we find a delusional liberal named Barbara Boxer lying about Hussein Obama’s deficit record: http://youtu.be/zTaSrfHtOvs?t=1s

  • G21

    As part of his personal jihad against his political opposition, Obama personally approved of the 2013 sequester. And then claimed he didn’t.

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