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Wed Apr 7, 2021, 01:53 PM

New York Times: Boehner lays blame for 'that bloody insurrection' at Trump's feet

Source: CNN

(CNN)Former House Speaker John Boehner said former President Donald Trump "incited that bloody insurrection" at the US Capitol and blamed his false election claims for the GOP losing control of Congress, according to excerpts from his forthcoming book obtained by The New York Times.

.....Republicans have wobbled over whether to embrace the 45th President's legacy as an electoral strategy, and Boehner's scathing rebuke amounts to the latest plea by the former de facto head of the GOP to resist Trump's influence as it defines itself in the Biden era.

......Trump's "refusal to accept the result of the election not only cost Republicans the Senate but led to mob violence," the former speaker writes in his forthcoming book, "On the House: A Washington Memoir," adding, "It was painful to watch," the Times reported Wednesday.

.....Boehner also said the former president "incited that bloody insurrection for nothing more than selfish reasons, perpetuated by the bullshit he'd been shoveling since he lost a fair election the previous November."

....."He claimed voter fraud without any evidence, and repeated those claims, taking advantage of the trust placed in him by his supporters and ultimately betraying that trust," Boehner said, according to the newspaper.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/07/politics/john-boehner-donald-trump-insurrection/index.html



....I am glad Boehner has written this book and saying the above. This is so clear to everyone, that at least one former Republican
leader is calling out Trump totally.

This sentence says it all........."He claimed voter fraud without any evidence, and repeated those claims, taking advantage of the trust placed in him by his supporters and ultimately betraying that trust,"

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RKP5637 Wednesday #2
CTyankee Wednesday #3
Leith Wednesday #4
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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 01:58 PM

1. "taking advantage of the trust placed in him..."

Yep.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 01:59 PM

2. And very well said by Boehner!!!

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 02:35 PM

3. It sounds like he sobered up and wants to put things straight.

Maybe his head is clearer now and he sees his party for what it has become (worse than before Trump).

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 04:25 PM

4. He's trying to whitewash his own past actions and words

Just got one thing to say to him:

HELL NO YOU CAN'T!!


asshole...

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Response to Leith (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 04:48 PM

7. They have an insidious way of making their

predecessors seem benign by comparison.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 04:42 PM

5. Boehner isn't perfect but sure wish he had been in charge - he would have made sure

Trump wouldn’t have gotten away with the insurrection.

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Response to flying_wahini (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 05:03 PM

8. I agree - I hated Boehner when he was Speaker

... but look who came after him - that weasel Paul Ryan. Boehner was much better, and he never would have enabled Chump as the Party's candidate either!


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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 04:46 PM

6. piss on that guy anyway

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 05:17 PM

9. That's Where It Belongs!

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