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Pols' Tears More Common Now

Weeper of the House

As Speaker of the House, Republican John Boehner holds one of the most powerful positions in the U.S. government — and he cries so frequently that Twitter jokesters have taken to calling him the weeper of the house. He tears up easily, particularly when talking about the American dream.

He's been known to cry at school events or when fielding questions from constituents or when talking about his family. A well-watched YouTube clip captures him choking up with tears when talking about the need to combat terrorism and provide safety and security for Americans.

(AP Photo)



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