Boehner isn’t gone quite yet – and he’s sticking around to run his mouth.
Just two days after announcing he was quitting Congress, House Speaker John Boehner yelled and cried through an interview – focusing his ire on the ‘false prophets’ in the right-wing of the Republican Party.
Boehner ticked off the biggest legislative victories he had in the House ‘all voted against by my most conservative members’ because, as the Speaker put it, the bills weren’t ‘good enough.’
‘Really? This is the part that I really don’t understand,’ he said, shaking his head.
Continuing the tirade against the right flank of his party Boehner said, ‘absolutely they’re unrealistic,’ his voice booming, telling Face the Nation host John Dickerson that change on Capitol Hill comes slowly.
‘The Bible says beware of false prophets. Now there are people out there, you know, spreading noise about how much can get done,’ Boehner continued, reminding Dickerson what a disaster it was to shut down the government in 2013.
‘But over the course of the August recess in 2013 and the course of September a lot of my Republican colleagues who knew it was a fool’s errand, they were getting all this pressure from home to do this, we have groups here in town – members of the House and Senate here in town – who whipped people into a frenzy believing they can accomplish things that they know, they know, are never going to happen.’
‘I’ll refer you to my remark at a fund-raiser I made in August in Steamboat Springs, Colorado,’ Boehner said. Boehner had called Cruz a ‘jackass’ at that specific event.
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