Nov 5, 2010

John Boehner: Obama seems in denial

Republican leader John Boehner (pictured) said on Thursday that President Barack Obama seems to be in denial about the full meaning of congressional elections in which Republicans made big gains.

Boehner is likely to become speaker of the House of Representatives after Republicans routed Democrats in Tuesday's elections and picked up at least 60 seats, the biggest shift in power in decades.

"There seems to be some denial on the part of the president and other Democratic leaders of the message that was sent by the American people," Boehner told ABC News.

"When you have the most historic election in over 60, 70 years, you would think the other party would understand that the American people have clearly repudiated the policies they've put forward in the last few years," he said.

While Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell wants to focus on insuring Barack Obama is a one-term president, Boehner wants to begin working to create jobs, etc.