In an interview with Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo, Boehner responded to reports that top Senate Democrats are pushing to bring back earmarks, which have been banned by House Republicans since 2010. Here’s the exchange:
BARTIROMO: Let me ask you about earmarks because now there’s a lot of talk, Harry Reid among others wanting to bring back earmarks. You were the first, obviously, you led the decision to ban earmarks. Where do you stand on this? Have you been consulted on it?
BOEHNER: I’ve been here for 24 years and I’ve never, ever once asked for an earmark or got one. Not once. I started this effort in 2006 to get rid of earmarks. We are not going back to the nonsense that went on before then.
BARTIROMO: There is a movement, though, to bring earmarks back.
BOEHNER: Oh, there’s always a movement. As long I’m here, no earmarks.
See the rest of Boehner’s interview – where he talked jobs, the need for more LNG exports to Europe, the select committee on Benghazi, and more – here.