April 30 (Bloomberg) — House Speaker John Boehner said he's still pushing to revamp U.S. immigration law even after mocking fellow Republicans for not backing legislation because it's "too hard."

"You tease the ones you love," Boehner told reporters yesterday in Washington, his first public comments since mimicking his colleagues last week at a Rotary Club event in Ohio, his home state.

"Here's the attitude: Ohhh, don't make me do this. Ohhh, this is too hard," Boehner said then, scrunching up his face and raising his voice several pitches.

Some Republicans, such as Idaho Representative Raul Labrador, said the speaker's comments in Ohio would make it tougher to pass an immigration-law revision sought by such companies as Microsoft Corp. and Caterpillar Inc.

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