Politics
8:54 am
Wed August 10, 2011

Protest Held outside Boehner's Ohio Office

WEST CHESTER, Ohio - About 100 demonstrators protested outside the Cincinnati office of U.S. House Speaker John Boehner - with some later going to a Columbus country club after hearing he might be there.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that on Tuesday the protesters stood outside the West Chester Township office chanting.

The newspaper reports that a woman kicked the office door, which was locked, but police made no arrests.

The Service Employees International Union says demonstrators want Boehner to focus on jobs for his district.

A Boehner spokeswoman's statement to the newspaper said Boehner remains focused on creating an environment in which jobs can flourish.

The Enquirer reports Boehner did not appear outside the Muirfield Village country club in Dublin.

A Boehner aide says policy prevents revealing Boehner's whereabouts.