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Speaker Boehner’s District gets E. coli O157:H7 Illnesess

Thank goodness for ABC’s Brian Hartman pointing out that bad things could happen to a Republican too.

john-boehner-waah.jpgThe recall of 65 tons of ground beef that might be contaminated with E. coli has hit close to home for House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio.

The meat, recalled today by Tyson Fresh Meats, was shipped to 16 states. But Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., was eager to point out that the recall was prompted by illnesses that struck a family in Ohio’s 8th District, which is represented in Congress by Republican Boehner.

WCPO, ABC’s affiliate in Cincinnati, reported today, “four children became ill after eating the meat with their family in Butler County, Ohio, in the second week of September.

“A 9-year-old child was hospitalized for about 10 days with severe diarrhea,” the station reported.

DeLauro said she hopes this is a “wake-up call” for Republicans who plan to cut food-safety funding for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration.

  • Sam

    Do you think the honorable Mr. Boehner will cheer if these victims die because they can’t afford treatment? For some reason, I have a hard time picturing this “compassionate conservative” shedding a single tear for the victims of this tainted food. I predict he will come out in support of the company that produced the tainted meat; “more regulation will kill this compnay, blah blah, blah, etc…”.

  • Dave

    Where is a comment on this from the speaker? It’s happening in his own district while he is on the hill trying to kill laws that may have saved his own constituents… POS doesn’t cover it.

  • It is good Mr. Boehner has a heart to his people.