Congressional Democrats are skewering Republican House Minority Leader John Boehner for comments in which he seemed to suggest that taxpayer money should be used to help clean up BP´s massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Democrats have proposed lifting the legal cap on liabilities, which would mean that BP would be held solely responsible for cleaning up the spill. Boehner said the cap shouldn´t be lifted and that BP and the government should share the cost.
Later, however, a Boehner spokesman said that the congressman supports "no taxpayer money for cleanup or damages -- period." Democrats have launched a site critical of Boehner, pointing out that he´s received over $250,000 in campaign funds from BP.