John Boehner

Boehner Says Republicans Won’t Repeal Obamacare

Former Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) told a business gathering last week that Republicans are “not going to repeal and replace Obamacare” because “the American people have gotten accustomed to it,” the Washington Post reports.

Said Boehner: “Here we are, seven months into this year, and yet they’ve not passed this bill. Now, they’re never — they’re not going to repeal and replace Obamacare. It’s been around too long. And the American people have gotten accustomed to it. Governors have gotten accustomed to this Medicaid expansion, and so trying to pull it back is really not going to work.”

Boehner Says GOP Won’t Be Able to Repeal Obamacare

Former House Speaker John Boehner predicted a full repeal and replace of Obamacare is “not going to happen” and is just “happy talk,” Politico reports.

“Instead, he said changes to former President Obama’s signature legislative achievement would likely be relatively modest.”

Said Boehner: “Republicans never ever agree on health care…. Most of the framework of the Affordable Care Act … that’s going to be there.”

The Return of John Boehner

John Boehner “will spend late July and all of August on a cross-country bus trip raising money and campaigning for House Republicans,” Politico reports.

“The trip — on Boehner’s bus, dubbed ‘Freedom One’ — will begin after the Republican National Convention in Cleveland and end Labor Day weekend. Boehner has done these trips for years, but it is especially significant that the former speaker — who left Congress after being targeted by House conservatives — is spending his summer campaigning less than a year after leaving office.”

Boehner Thinks It’s Possible Biden Will Replace Clinton

Former Speaker John Boehner says he “would not be surprised at all” if Hillary Clinton “has to withdraw” from the presidenital race and Vice President Joe Biden “parachutes in,” The Hill reports.

“Republicans have long speculated that the FBI investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server could result in criminal charges, wounding her candidacy.”

Boehner’s Political World Crumbles

Wall Street Journal: “The party establishment Mr. Boehner helped build here and across the U.S. has been hit by a one-two punch of a conservative revolt, which began with the tea-party wave in 2010 and was followed by the collective frustration lifting Mr. Trump to within reach of the Republican presidential nomination.”

“Fifteen Republican candidates are battling in Tuesday’s Ohio primary for the right to compete for Mr. Boehner’s former seat, the state’s Eighth Congressional District. Many want to distance themselves from Mr. Boehner. None has the backslapper personality that once made him so popular in Congress.”