Future house majority leader John Boehner meets with anti-abortion extremists

Randall Terry and crew meeting with John Boehner
Digby has the scoop that future House Majority Leader Rep John Boehner (R-OH) recently made time to meet with Randall Terry. Randall Terry is the man behind the violently anti-choice Operation Rescue, known by many as a domestic terrorist, and has repeatedly and publicly called for violence against abortion providers and clinic staff.

I’ve been on a few lobby visits to the Hill myself, and never have I had the pleasure of an actual audience with a Representative. The fact that Rep. Boehner, future Republican leader of the House, would make the time to sit down with such extremists is appalling. I can only imagine what’s to come from his leadership next year.

Nancy Keenan sums it up:

“In the Boehner-led House, having a miles-long rap sheet calling for violence against abortion providers and their patients gets you an invitation to meet with the incoming speaker’s staff…The Randall Terry meeting signifies that, when it comes to listening to the most extreme elements of the anti-choice movement, Boehner is all ears.”

I’ll leave you with what Terry left Rep. Boehner at the end of their visit together (via Think Progress):

picture of fetus doll on top of signed decree

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  • http://feministing.com/members/radicalhw/ Shannon Drury

    Eeeww! What is that thing? I would hardly call it a doll. Is it wax? Clay? Cookie dough? A baby-shaped wad of Boehner’s favorite tanning goop??

    I joke because the idea of the next Speaker of the House meeting with a KNOWN terrorist is just beyond my comprehension.

  • http://feministing.com/members/samll/ Sam Lindsay-Levine

    Is there anyone in America who would actually find this surprising? :/

  • http://feministing.com/members/pointfivejew/ emily

    Boehner makes me embarrassed to be affiliated with the state of Ohio, and I love this state so much. He is not at all representative of what we’re about here. Ugh.