Despite Republicans anticipating a Congress takeover after the 2014 election, it seems that John Boehner is looking to get out. In a recent interview with the Texas Tribune, Boehner noted several reasons as to why he was considering backing out despite his certainty in getting re-elected.
The first of those reasons mentioned was his age, as he pointed out that in November he would be turning 65. Another reason he noted was his low approval ratings amongst the Conservative population.
You can see why he feels this way as he was extremely reluctant to put together a committee in order to investigate Benghazi despite the public’s cries for such. Along with this, Boehner has come forward as a surprising pro-amnesty candidate as well.
According to Politico:
“I’m up for reelection, and I expect to be speaker, and this issue comes up from time to time, probably more often than I’d like. I have a very good relationship with my colleagues — on both sides of the aisle,” Boehner said. “And even in my own party, even with some people who we have disagreements [with] almost every day, I have a good relationship with them as well. It’s open, it’s honest, and it’s straightforward. So I look forward to it.”
Of course, Boehner may be sugar coating the gravity of his situation. As other members of Congress and the Senate continue to watch the politician sell out of Obama and Democrats time and time again, just to make it easier on himself, many have since outwardly declared their desire to oust him from his throne.
Perhaps his age does have something to do with it, being that he’s been at it so long, he just doesn’t care anymore – who knows? One thing remains clear though, whether others are trying to squeeze him out, or he’s leaving on his own accord, it doesn’t seem that Boehner will be around much longer.
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