Former GOP House Speaker John Boehner Blames Trump For Capitol Insurrection

Former Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) blames former President Donald Trump for sparking the Capitol insurrection according to excerpts from the former speaker’s new book due to be published in April.

Boehner says the events on January 6 “should have been a wake-up call for a return to Republican sanity,” then saying Trump’s refusal to accept the results of the 2020 presidential election “not only cost Republicans the Senate but led to mob violence.”

“Whatever they end up doing, or not doing, none of it will compare to one of the lowest points of American democracy that we lived through in January 2021,” Boehner said.

“I’ll admit I wasn’t prepared for what came after the election — Trump refusing to accept the results and stoking the flames of conspiracy that turned into violence in the seat of our democracy, the building over which I once presided,” Boehner added.


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Soon after, Trump released a statement calling Boehner a “Republican in name only,” or RINO, as he often calls his enemies in the Republican party. “Was he drinking when he made this statement?” Trump said about Boehner, a known wine enthusiast. “Just another RINO who couldn’t do the job!”

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