Yeah, Grey, I'm not seeing where you're going with your comment. Bolden has been consistent on this for years now, and has already had to buy more Soyuz seats after the underfunding of CCDev slipped the program's flights from this year to 2017. If anything he was too low profile about it last time, because funding continued to get stripped from the program afterward with only minimal public scrutiny.
Additionally, as Bolden points out in his statement, the proposed funding levels would already effectively put the program on ice for a year. So there's not much room for a backlash. About the only way it could get worse is if the Congressional Republicans zero out funding entirely, which they are pretty unlikely to do.