Skip to comments.Peter King: Boehner’s Fall Result Of “People Like Ted Cruz” Who “Hijack And Blackmail The Party”
Posted on 09/26/2015 7:05:09 AM PDT by cripplecreek
Rep. Peter King, a Republican from New York, says Tea Party Republicans like Texas Sen. Ted Cruz are to blame for the resignation of House Speaker John Boehner.
I think he could of been influenced by the pope being here yesterday and that its just time to end the fighting thats gone on, the needless fighting thats gone on, King said to radio host John Grambling on Friday. But having said that Im disappointed. I think John was as good as a speaker that you could find and hes undermined by people in his own party from day one. Its truly tragic.
King singled out people like Cruz as the culprits of Boehners demise.
Yes. Yes, people like Ted Cruz, who believe in shutting down the government, want to shutdown the Department of Homeland of Security at a time when the ISIS has been highest, added King, saying Boehner couldnt get much done because there was a Democratic president and a Democratic Senate.
Whenever the tough decisions had to be made, John made them, said King. And at every stage though, he was undercut by people in his own party. And theres 40 or 50 and thats it. A small minority, but they were willing to hijack and blackmail the party.
King said California Rep. Kevin McCarthy would probably be speaker, but the Ted Cruz-people would push for an ally as Majority Leader. King said he found it really offensive there was a push to remove Boehner.
He deserved better than this, added King. I feel kinda bad for him. Hes probably better off.
The Long Island Republican, who earlier called Boehners resignation a victory for the crazies on social media, said those who opposed Boehner had unrealistic expectations.
I mean seriously they basically want to shut the government down over the whole issue of Planned Parenthood, King said. The National Right to Life Committee and the most pro-life members of Congress say that shutting down the government would not advance the cause of the anti-abortion movement whatsoever.
But these guys have latched onto that as a reason to, they were going to basically attempt to remove the speaker if he was not able to get Planned Parenthood defunded even though the president would veto the bill and the Senate would not be able to pass it and that in that case we should shut the government down.
And thats why I said it was a victory for the crazies, he concluded.
Trying to return the party to its roots is not ‘hijacking’.
You’re next, fat boy.
I’m encouraging him to become a democrat on twitter.
Go away Mr.King. You are a dinosaur.
Isn’t Homeland Security one of the departments determined to be critical, thus not included among those to be shut down? Is it possible the Lyin’ King is lying?
God bless Ted Cruz and The Crazies!
Is this the RINO who removed incandescent light bulbs
so that he and Boehner could make $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.
To blame? More like to THANK! Thank you, Ted Cruz and Tea Partiers!!!!!!
Get on Board or Go Home!
Learn how to DEFEAT LIBERALISM!
This is NOT about keeping you comfortable!
You can’t blackmail an innocent man (or party).
Seems like a good endorsement to me.
...Youre next, fat boy...
GOPe’s panties are in a knot. Who knows whom is next?
Uber RINO Peter King on a tear.
Asshats like King need to realize that Cruz (et al) are not the enemy; that would be those in the WH and their enablers.
Dear Peter: If he was so good, why are the vast majority of Republicans against him and feel he has betrayed them, and not done what they want in a Speaker? Huh???????
You are just saying that you, like Boener, are against the majority of Republicans and for doing nothing to even slow down the Marxists on the other side.......
Idiot King refuses to see that Cruz is representing us and what we want. Cruz isn’t “hijacking the party”, he’s trying to help us take it back from the clutches of the likes of you, Peter King! Go away.... like Boehner!
YES it is!
John Boehner announced earlier today that hes leaving the post of Speaker of the House. During his remarks he made this stunner of a statement that shows, for those who didnt believe it already, that its way past time for him to turn the gavel over. Be seated for this:
The first job of any Speaker, John said, is to protect this institution that we all love.
No, John, it is not! It. Is. Not. The first obligation of the Speaker of the House of Representatives is to the country, its security, its prosperity, and its cultural and spiritual health. The U.S. House of Representatives exists to ensure these things for the country. The country doesnt exist for the care and convenience of the House and those who wish to carve out a comfortable career in it.
Really !!!?? He can't even speak Obama's name here ?
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