Blog/USA Current Events
Posted Sep 19, 2015 by Martin Armstrong
The Speaker of the House has clearly overstayed his welcome. He is one of the most disliked Republican leaders of all time. One anti-Boehner Republican said a chairman had asked him not to call for a vote on a motion to vacate the chair until Pope Francis, invited to address Congress by the Catholic speaker, makes his speech next week. The chairman told the member that the Pope visit “meant a lot to Boehner.” So we are down to clinging to straws. The ruthless conduct and personal retaliations of Boehner against members of his own party, from my perspective, means he should not be granted that request and he should be thrown out before the Pope has to shake his hand — he might lose a finger in the process.
Rep. Kristi Noem of South Dakota is swamped with calls from Republicans who are asking for her support to depose Boehner. She told the GOP conference on Wednesday, according to Roll Call, that she didn’t appreciate all the calls she’s received from potential leadership candidates asking for her vote. Clearly, 2015.75 will mark the end of Boehner, which political insiders never suspected. This is a direct result Donald Trump’s rise in the polls, showing that Boehner’s country club established style of politics is dead.