Boehner before crowd in Niles: Don’t let Obama destroy drilling
John Boehner, Republican Speaker of the U.S. House, taargeted the region’s growing oil and gas industry when he spoke in the parking lot of the Great East Plaza tonight.
“And there’s another thing the president has really gone after, and that’s coal, oil, gas. We know what’s going to happen here. His EPA and 20 other agencies are trying to find some way to regulate fracking in America,” Boehner said.
“You know what that means, don’t you? That means they’re going to try to shut down gas and oil wells on private land. They’ve already done it on public land.”
Boeher, the third person in the line of succession for the presidency behind Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, talked about five minutes to about 250 people in front of the Republicans’ Niles Victory Center.
The large green “Team Boehner” bus pulled up in front of the victory center at about 5 p.m. after several other Republican speakers and candidates had already addressed the crowd, including Republican Congressional candidates David Joyce of Geauga County and Marisha Agana of Howland (running against Tim Ryan of Niles in the 13th District) and U.S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel, who is challenging incumbent Sherrod Brown.
Boehner, of suburban Cincinnati, made four stops in Ohio Sunday, with Niles being the third. He was headed to Lisbon a short time after he finished speaking and greeting members of the Niles audience.