With President Obama Back in the U.S., Boehner Says He’s ‘Alarmed’ By Hot Mic Comments to Medvedev

Townhall.com Staff

3/29/2012 11:34:00 AM - Townhall.com Staff

On Tuesday, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, refused to join his fellow Republicans in criticizing President Obama over the “hot mic” comments the president made to the president of Russia at a summit in South Korea.

“When the president is overseas,” Boehner told reporters, “I think it’s appropriate that people not be critical of him or our country.”

But now it’s Wednesday and the president is back in the U.S., and Boehner clearly feels no such restraints, having sent a letter to the president saying he was “alarmed to learn of the message you sent to incoming Russian President Vladimir Putin while in South Korea Monday.”