According to the Washington Post, the House GOP leadership played a short clip from the Ben Affleck movie “The Town” to rally their caucus around Boehner’s debt plan:
Ben Affleck: I need your help. I can’t tell you what it is. You can never ask me about it later. And we’re going to hurt some people.
Jeremy Renner: Whose car are we going to take?
According to the Washington Post, Rep. Allen West (R-FL) replied “I’m ready to drive the car.”
In the movie, the characters then put on hockey masks and bludgeon two men with sticks, then shoot one man in the leg.
In real life, Boehner has since decided to rewrite his plan and delayed a vote until “Thursday or Friday,” after failing to secure enough support for the current version.
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