Last Friday John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced that he would resign from Congress and his position as Speaker of the House of Representatives with his resignation effective at the end of October. Mr. Boehner was elected to lead the House after Republicans were put into power on a “conservative wave” in 2010. Those conservative Republicans are now forcing his resignation.
When Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida) announced the resignation of Mr. Boehner, conservative voters attending the Values Voter Summit “roared in a standing ovation.” Others are wondering if Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) is the “next target of conservatives frustrated with party leadership.” I am personally grateful that Mr. Boehner is leaving office because I consider him to be a Republican-in-name-only (RINO); I also consider Senator McConnell to be a RINO and would like to see him forced out of office. Neither Mr. Boehner nor Mr. McConnell has made a stand against the lawlessness of Barack Obama. We must have leaders who will defend and preserve the Constitution, and these leaders do not do it.
Judicial Watch, under the direction of President Tom Fitton, wonders if the resignation of Mr. Boehner is “an opportunity to restore law and order.” A letter sent to supporters of Judicial Watch acknowledged that the Washington Establishment may be surprised at the resignation, but “it is no surprise to American voters and conservative activists critical of Mr. Boehner’s speakership. To sum up, Boehner will no longer be speaker because he failed to address the rule of law crisis caused by Obama’s unconstitutional power grabs and contempt for accountability.”
Judicial Watch’s initial response to the resignation of the Speaker of the House is as follows: “John Boehner’s willingness to fund rather than oppose Barack Obama’s lawlessness is a chief reason for his forced resignation from his position as speaker of the House. It is no small issue that, during Boehner’s tenure, Judicial Watch is widely acknowledged to have been performing the oversight that is the job of Congress. We’ve heard from many members of the House who are embarrassed that its committees and oversight have become a joke under Speaker Boehner. Judicial Watch has had more success investigating the IRS, Benghazi, and Clinton email scandals than any House committee under Boehner’s direction.
“And the House simply could not stand for John Boehner to allow the funding of the very things he told the American people that House leadership opposed. Corruption in government grew under Speaker Boehner’s watch.
“The House, Republicans and Democrats alike, should take the pending leadership change as an opportunity to restore the House of Representatives to its preeminent role as defined under the U.S. Constitution. A reform and restoration agenda for the House should be the priority of any new speaker and leadership team. It is time to commit to combatting government corruption; time to focus on effective and serious oversight and accountability of an out-of-control federal government; time to end the DC transparency crisis; and time to restore constitutional governance and the rule of law. The elected despotism that the Founding Fathers warned about must end.”
I congratulate those conservatives who forced this action. Let’s move on to the next RINO!