Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) spoke on Friday about the resignation of Republican House Speaker John Boehner and the implications.
Sanders said Boehner was “unable to control” the Republican party and that his resignation could leave the GOP in a more chaotic state. “It appears that even a very conservative speaker like John Boehner is unable to control the extreme right-wing drift of Republicans in the House,” said Sanders. “Without Boehner, it may get even worse.”
Fringe Republicans have undertaken strong efforts to oust Boehner from his position as the Republican House Speaker. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is their next target as they also plan to influence Boehner’s successor.
Sanders noted that Boehner “probably ran out of energy in terms of taking on the very extreme right-wingers.”
While Boehner’s resignation seems like a cause for celebration at face value, he was the key person in keeping the insane ranks of the Tea Party Right-wing at bay.
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