Boehner: ‘We fought the good fight’

Boehner: ‘We fought the good fight’

Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Wednesday admitted defeat in the fiscal debate that resulted in the government shutdown and pushed the nation toward a default, saying it was a “good fight.”

“We just didn’t win,” Boehner told host Bill Cunningham on Cincinnati radio station 700WLW.

Boehner said he would hold a vote in the House on the deal reached in the Senate.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) proposed a deal early this week that solidified Wednesday to reopen the government through mid-January and lift the debt ceiling through mid-February.

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Boehner said he would meet with Republicans and encourage them to support the Senate deal.

“There’s no reason for our members to vote ‘no’ today,” Boehner said.

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