Democrats praise Boehner for leadership on Giffords shooting

Boehner also led a massive conference call of lawmakers, spouses and aides on Sunday, saying that the shooting should serve as an impetus for Congress to “lock arms” in unity. He also announced that Capitol Hill security leaders would provide a bipartisan security overview for lawmakers this week. It is “critical,” Boehner said on the call, that we “rally around wounded colleague, the families of the fallen, and the people of Arizona’s Eighth District. And, frankly, we need to rally around each other.”

Boehner’s work earned him Democratic praise — namely from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), according to those on the call…

Boehner was the “highlight” of the call, a Democratic source who listened in said.