POLITICS
07/21/2010 08:59 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Boehner Cites Not Knowing Whether Three Of His Brothers Have Found Jobs As Evidence Of 'Empathy'

House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) revealed on Wednesday that three of his brothers lost their jobs during the recession.

Boehner, who has 11 siblings, said he's not sure whether the three brothers remain unemployed.

"I've got real empathy for those who are unemployed, as most of you know I've got 11 brothers and sisters. I know that three of my brothers lost their jobs, I'm not sure whether they've found jobs, yet, so I've got a lot of empathy for those caught in this economic downturn," Boehner said.

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