GOP lawmaker once held a knife to the throat of former House Speaker John Boehner


A Politico profile on former GOP House Speaker John Boehner has produced a litany of interesting headlines Sunday, one of the more noteworthy ones being a story Boehner told about how Rep. Don Young (R-Ala.) once held a knife to his throat on the House floor.

Boehner said that Young once pinned him against a wall in the House during an argument over earmarks, and that Young held a 10-inch knife to Boehner’s throat.

Boehner responded by staring Young in the eyes and saying, “F— you.”

Young confirmed the account as “mostly true” to Politico, but pointed out that he and Boehner later became such good friends that Boehner was the best man at his wedding.

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