Onion Pic Shows John Boehner Pointing Gun at Child’s Head

(Photo: The Onion)

In a “breaking news” story in The Onion this morning, the satirical newspaper reported Congress took a group of touring school kids hostage in the Capitol rotunda, demanding $12 trillion by 6 p.m. or they’ll shoot a kid every hour. For once, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) are cooperating to reduce the deficit. 

The Onion is also live-tweeting the “hostage situation”, the lastest update being:

“Police helicopter just ordered to pull back after Rep. Trent Franks tried to take it down with a shotgun #CongressHostage

In the next 24 hours, we predict someone on cable news will demand that The Onion apologize to the nation of Norway.

Onion Pic Shows John Boehner Pointing Gun at Child’s Head