October 22, 2019

Ted Cruz Is Furious Over Something Boehner Allegedly Did Just Before Announcing Resignation

Ted Cruz Is Furious Over Something Boehner Allegedly Did Just Before Announcing Resignation

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U.S. House Speaker John Boehner announced his retirement Friday amid persistent criticism from fellow Republicans that he was often too eager to reach across the aisle in furthering the Obama administration’s agenda.

That perception, GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz said, might be accurate until the day Boehner officially steps down.

“I will say,” Cruz said just hours after Boehner’s announcement, “the early reports are discouraging.”

He went on to discuss rumors that began spreading across Capitol Hill in the wake of the congressional shake-up.

“If it is correct that the speaker, before he resigns, has cut a deal with Nancy Pelosi to fund the Obama administration for the rest of its tenure,” Cruz continued, “to fund Obamacare, to fund executive amnesty, to fund Planned Parenthood, to fund implementation of this Iran deal – and then, presumably, to land a cushy K Street job after joining with the Democrats to implement all of President Obama’s priorities, that is not the behavior one would expect of a Republican speaker of the House.”

Cruz’s vehement disavowal of any such backroom deal earned him some social media accolades.

— Digby Snozzlelung (@freemycatfish) September 25, 2015

While Cruz acknowledges that these “early reports” are, as of now, merely speculative, many of Boehner’s critics would not be surprised if they were verified.

@theblaze@tedcruz Maybe those were tears of guilt we saw yesterday. A secret sneaky deal would explain it. — Disciple96 #DefundPP (@disciple96) September 25, 2015

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