Saturday, April 03, 2021

John Boehner Rips Republican ‘Crazy Caucus’ In Preview Of Upcoming Book

Former House Speaker John Boehner tore into the Republican “crazy caucus” in a preview of his upcoming book, calling out current and former GOP lawmakers and Fox News personalities.

Boehner’s memoir, titled “On the House: A Washington Memoir,” discusses how, in his eyes, the GOP was co-opted by Republicans who prioritized “wedge issues and conspiracies and crusades” instead of conservatism and legislating. The excerpt, published by Politico, singles out Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, former Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, Sean Hannity, Roger Ailes, Rupert Murdoch and the Obama-birtherism conspiracy.

Boehner calls Cruz a “reckless asshole who thinks he is smarter than everyone else.”

“By 2013 the chaos caucus in the House had built up their own power base thanks to fawning right-wing media and outrage-driven fundraising cash,” Boehner said. “And now they had a new head lunatic leading the way, who wasn’t even a House member.

Boehner called Bachmann a “lunatic” who relied on right-wing media to bring her “fringe” character into the mainstream...

 According to Boehner:

Obama "could come off as lecturing and haughty"


Conservative Republicans made up a "crazy caucus"

Representative Bachman is a "lunatic"

Senator Cruz is "a reckless asshole"

Sean Hannity is a "nut"

That should tell you all you need to know about Boehner and why his Speakership was such a dismal failure.

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