Senator Boxer’s spokeswoman suggests the comment should be viewed in fuller context, so here it is:
Now, the issue is who pays the price. Who pays the price?
I’m not going to pay a personal price. My kids are too old and
my grandchild is too young. You’re not going to pay a particular price, as I understand it,
with immediate family. So who pays the price? The American military and their families.
Here is Sen. Boxer’s statement today:
I spoke the truth at the Committee hearing, which is that neither Secretary Rice nor I have family members that will pay the price for this escalation. My point was to focus attention on our military families who continue to sacrifice because this Administration has not developed a political solution to the situation in Iraq.