Boehner Dismisses GOP Infighting as 'Family Squabble'

At his weekly news conference Thursday, Speaker John A. Boehner said recent reports pointing to unity issues within the Republican conference are nothing more than “family squabbles.”

Boehner’s remarks come as Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., was reinstated earlier as chairman of the Government Operations Subcommittee after being removed for voting against a rule to bring trade legislation to the House floor.

Pelosi Coy on GOP Infighting

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi did not directly address recent reports of infighting in the House Republican Conference, capped Thursday by the reinstatement of Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., as chairman of an Oversight subcommittee, saying it is an issue people outside Washington don’t care about.

“I’m the last person to ask about what goes on in the Republican conference,” Pelosi said. “I am very proud of the unity that we have in our conference, whether we disagree on an issue or a piece of legislation, we are united.”