John Boehner

Rep. Walter Jones’ Letter & Rumors Of Scandal Blow GOP Speaker’s Race Wide Open

A letter from Rep. Walter Jones of North Carolina to the House GOP admonishing Members seeking leadership positions to withdraw if there were any skeletons in their closet and "to drop out if they might one day embarrass the party because of past indiscretions" hit like a bombshell in the House Republican Conference.

Phyllis Schlafly Asks The Right Question: Rep. Jason Chaffetz Gives The Wrong Answer

In our latest coverage of the House Republican leadership races we contrast the word salad Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz dumped on Chris Wallace’s desk during Fox News Sunday with the straightforward commitment made by Rep. Daniel Webster of Florida to eliminate the dysfunctional anti-conservative process House establishment Republicans have used to thwart the conservative agenda.

Boehner making waves on his way out

Jake Sherman and John Bresnahan, Politico

With less than four weeks left in his decades-long congressional career, Boehner is maneuvering to shape the House Republican Conference on his way out.

The House Should Proceed to the Motion to Vacate the Chair

Erick Erickson, RedState

John Boehner wants to reauthorize the crony capitalist Export-Import Bank. He wants to pass a bloated transportation bill. He wants to fund Planned Parenthood. In short, Boehner wants to give a big wet kiss to Barack Obama’s agenda on the way out the door when no one can hold him accountable. The only way to stop this is to proceed to the motion to vacate the chair.

GOP Leadership Election Update: What’s Going to Change?

Liberty-minded Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky asks the fundamental question House Republicans face when they elect new leaders, including a Speaker of the House to succeed John Boehner: "What's going to change" if everyone simply moves up a notch and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy becomes Speaker? Massie answers that question by endorsing principled limited government constitutional conservative Rep. Daniel Webster of Florida for Speaker.

Mitch McConnell Calls for the Destruction of the Republican Party

A two year deal that effectively takes spending off the table as an issue in the 2016 presidential campaign would be a disaster for Republicans because they would once again be complicit in the Obama-led tsunami of spending, deficits and debt that are wrecking the American economy.

Elbows fly in jostle for top GOP leadership posts

Jake Sherman, Politico

Speaker John Boehner resigned less than a week ago, but frenzied campaigns have broken out already to replace him and fill the party’s other top leadership slots. Four positions could open up, and the House Republican Conference is filled with courtship, intrigue and one-upmanship.

All eyes on lame-duck Boehner

Peter Schroeder and Bernie Becker, The Hill

While Boehner’s efforts to move on looming issues could help the next Speaker, it complicates matters for the Republicans vying to move up in House leadership. If Boehner pushes to bring contentious bills to the floor, he could force his close colleagues to make a tough decision: Back Boehner and help move critical bills, or try to lead a revolt against them. Conservatives are vowing to watch all that closely.

Boehner’s failures lead to resignation

Cal Thomas, Washington Times

At a minimum, conservative members want to see their convictions articulated by the leadership and to fight the left with conviction in hopes that getting their positions heard will influence voters. Instead, in too many instances, conservatives have seen their views ignored and the Republican leadership in both houses knuckle under to Democrats out of fear of being called names or getting blamed for a government shutdown.

Republicans Need Bold Leadership More Than Ever

Rep. Louie Gohmert, Daily Caller

"It is a defining moment. It’s past time that we, as a body, stand firmly for those who are being oppressed by government and take up the torch of liberty to ensure this flame of freedom is not extinguished for the generations that follow us."

Boehner: Conservative critics follow 'false prophets' with empty promises

Barbara Boland, Washington Examiner

Boehner blasted conservatives for not accepting incremental successes, saying that they'd voted against some of his major accomplishments like reducing the deficit, and the first major entitlement reform in decades, because the measures weren't "good enough."

Jeb Bush: 'I Admire John Boehner Greatly'

Susan Jones, CNS News

"We'll have to see how it plays out," Bush told ‘Fox News Sunday’ with Chris Wallace. "I admire John Boehner greatly. He's a great public servant. He left at the apex of his -- of his time in service to this -- to the country, with the Pope speaking in Congress. I think people are going to miss him in the long run, because he's a -- he's a person that is focused on solving problems."

Mitch McConnell pushed to resign as Senate Majority Leader

Ralph Z. Hallow, Washington Times

“McConnell needs to resign!!” Louisiana GOP Chairman Roger Villere wrote in a Facebook posting. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, speaking at the annual Values Voters Summit in D.C. on Saturday, also called on Mr. McConnell to resign.

You Can Help Mitch McConnell Get Lei’d

Leon Wolf, RedState

We need to help Mitch McConnell follow Rep. John Boehner’s fine example and walk away from all the headache and stress of dealing with us crazies who want a Republican majority actually accomplish something. Let’s help Mitch McConnell realize that retirement is the right move for him – let’s help him get lei’d.

Next Republican Leaders Must Stop Holding Themselves Hostage

The first test of whether or not the new House Republican leaders are willing to abandon Boehner’s policy of government by crisis and taking himself hostage is how the Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the government in the post-Boehner era is handled.

Capitol Hill GOP Must Clean House To Unify Party

Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Like the wandering tribes of Israel we conservatives are not going to get to the political Promised Land unless we get new leaders. The resignation of John Boehner is a good start, but until a whole new generation of conservative leaders takes the reins on Capitol Hill, stands for conservative principles, and fights to defend the prerogatives of the House on issues like defunding Planned Parenthood, stopping executive amnesty, securing the border and bringing the endless spending, deficit and debt to a close the Republican Party will remain a house divided and I predict the wandering will not end.

Boehner coup talk puts House GOP on edge

Scott Wong, The Hill

Talk that conservatives might use a government-funding showdown to overthrow the powerful Ohio Republican has triggered a flurry of behind-the-scenes jockeying among lawmakers eager to move up the leadership ladder.

Boehner on conservatives: Garbage men get used to the smell of bad garbage

Jake Sherman, Politico

Boehner told Politico that you can get used to anything – which includes dealing with conservatives in his own caucus who are getting increasingly frustrated with his unwillingness to advance the causes Republicans were elected for.

Meet the conservative congressman who’s standing up to John Boehner

Ginni Thomas, Daily Caller

Mark Meadows — a soft-spoken, well-liked Republican congressman from North Carolina — foresees in this exclusive video interview for The Daily Caller that “there’s a real battle coming” this fall witin the Republican House conference.

Conservatives have ‘no plan’ to remove John Boehner

Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner

House Republicans appear instead to be shifting their anger to the Senate and its majority leader, Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who has been unable to pass key GOP legislation sent from the House. House Republicans are urging McConnell to change the filibuster rules in the Senate so that legislation can pass with 51 votes instead of 60.