Share This Article with a Friend!

Boehner and Cantor Lead GOP Debt Ceiling List of Shame

Boehner & Cantor
Speaker of the House John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor were elevated to their positions through the hard work and votes of millions of limited government constitutional activists who made the 2010 Tea Party wave election possible.

Yet from the moment he took the Speaker’s gavel Boehner has been intent on diluting the influence of the limited government constitutional conservatives in his own House Republican Conference and undermining – indeed often actively opposing – the agenda that the vast majority of House Republicans campaign on and voters expect them to enact.

Boehner and Cantor’s latest betrayal of Republican voter expectations is yet another increase in the federal debt limit enacted yesterday with a mere twenty-eight Republican votes.

Conservative reaction to Boehner’s latest gift to President Obama has been nearly unanimous opposition, with many conservative groups and opinion leaders who were formerly willing to give Boehner the benefit of the doubt now joining CHQ Chairman Richard A. Viguerie in calling for the Speaker to be replaced. 

Matt Hoskins, executive director of the Senate Conservatives Fund, said what many conservatives are thinking when he told The Washington Times, “Republicans must know that conservatives expect them to make a change at the top, and we’re not going to give up on this until John Boehner is gone,” Mr. Hoskins said. “It’s sad that it has come to this, but enough is enough. We will never stop the massive spending and debt that are destroying our country if the Republican Speaker of the House surrenders to the Democrats and stabs conservatives in the back.”

The Club for Growth was equally direct in calling out the House “leadership” for scheduling the first “clean” increase in the debt ceiling since Boehner became Speaker: “When we heard that House leadership was scheduling a clean debt ceiling increase, we thought it was a joke. But it's not. Something is very wrong with House leadership, or with the Republican Party. This is not a bill that advocates of limited government should schedule or support.”

We’re happy to have the Senate Conservatives Fund join, For America, Tea Party Patriots and Freedomworks in calling for John Boehner to be replaced as Speaker. Here’s the list of shame of Republicans who supported the “clean” debt ceiling increase:

  • Boehner*
  • Calvert
  • Camp
  • Cantor*
  • Coble
  • Collins (NY)
  • Dent
  • Fitzpatrick
  • Grimm
  • Hanna
  • Hastings (WA)
  • Issa
  • King (NY)
  • LoBiondo
  • McCarthy (CA)*
  • McKeon
  • Meehan
  • Miller, Gary
  • Nunes
  • Reichert
  • Rogers (KY)
  • Roskam
  • Royce
  • Runyan
  • Shimkus
  • Smith (NJ)
  • Valadao
  • Wolf
Share this