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John Boehner cries again on TV — this time about the Capitol dome

Alex Pappas Political Reporter

Speaker of the House John Boehner is crying again.

Boehner is notorious for crying in public, shedding tears in public about everything from golfer Arnold Palmer to St. Patrick’s Day.

And on Sunday night, “60 Minutes” showed Boehner crying about something new: the magnificent Capitol dome. The Ohio Republican visibly choked up while recalling his humble roots during an interview about the Capitol.

Here’s the transcript of Boehner tearing up:

Scott Pelley: Do you ever not look up? Do you ever take this for granted?

John Boehner: Never.  Listen, for a kid who grew up mopping floors at his dad’s bar, it’s a pretty humbling experience.

Pelley: You’ve come up in the world.

Boehner: Just a little.

Here’s the full video of the 60 Minutes story on the 150th anniversary of the construction of the Capitol dome: