Boehner: ‘Not Going to Apologize for Leading’ on Debt-Ceiling Debate

House Speaker John Boehner said Sunday morning he’s “not going to apologize for leading” by challenging President Obama to a potential debt ceiling stand-off this summer.

“The real issue here is will the president lead?” Boehner (R-Ohio) asked on ABC’s “This Week.”

Boehner last week laid out what many observers considered a challenge to the president over raising the debt ceiling, or federal authority for the government to borrow, which is likely to be needed by the end of the year. Boehner warned that he would insist on dollar-for-dollar spending cuts for any increase in the debt ceiling, shifting the conversation last week from Obama’s “to do” list for Congress.

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