John Boehner Gives Post-Retirement Interview And Absolutely Skewers The Republican Party
John Boehner stepped down as Speaker of the House in 2015, during what will be remembered as a far simpler time in American politics. Now, enjoying his retirement in West Chester, Ohio, Boehner is free to reveal his true feelings about the Republican party who welcomed him, cast him out, and now seems to be imploding into something new and (according to him) frightening. Tim Alberta from Politico spent 18 hours with the former House Speaker.
Some of Boehner's honest insights were incredibly blunt.
Boehner's indictments of his own party were scathing:
He also thinks a little about his legacy:
Most seem to agree that our government has some issues:
Boehner takes things a step further, however:
He has some major concerns about the direction of our nation:
The interview also contained several... shall we say, "colorful" anecdotes:
The former House Speaker believes Congress is basically a slice of America, which is both beautiful and scary.
One of Boehner's biggest regrets was failing to solve the issue of immigration:
Boehner also sounded off on other significant political figures, sharing his candid opinion of each:
But Boehner ultimately took aim at the Freedom Caucus as the real enemy in Washington:
I'm sure Paul Ryan understands this completely:
Some couldn't help but note that Boehner is partially responsible for our current situation:
But then again...
Who knows what kind of tell-all articles we'll read someday about the Trump era.