In his new ebook, former Speaker of the Home John Boehner (R) criticizes former President Donald Trump and blames him for inciting the Capitol riot of January 6, which occurred when a mob of Trump’s supporters stormed the USA Capitol in a bid to overturn the 2020 normal election outcomes. Boehner says Trump bears duty for the partisan divide in Congress in addition to a lot of the stress of the present political second.
“No matter they find yourself doing, or not doing, none of it should examine to one of many lowest factors of American democracy that we lived by way of in January 2021,” Boehner wrote in On the Home: A Washington Memoir, a brand new ebook set to be revealed this month, in accordance with excerpts obtained by The New York Instances.
Boehner goes on to write down that Trump “incited that bloody rebellion for nothing greater than egocentric causes, perpetuated by the bulls*** he’d been shoveling since he misplaced a good election the earlier November,” noting that Trump’s refusal to just accept that he’d misplaced the election to President Joe Biden “not solely value Republicans the Senate however led to mob violence.”
“I’ll admit I wasn’t ready for what got here after the election — Trump refusing to just accept the outcomes and stoking the flames of conspiracy that became violence within the seat of our democracy, the constructing over which I as soon as presided,” Boehner wrote.
Jason Miller, a spokesman for Trump, responded with an announcement referring to Boehner as a “Swamp Creature.” Trump, for his half, known as Boehner a RINO, an initialism for “Republican In Title Solely.”
When the Capitol was stormed, Boehner publicly criticized the Trump administration and known as on Republicans to “awaken.”
“The invasion of our Capitol by a mob, incited by lies from some entrusted with energy, is a shame to all who sacrificed to construct our Republic,” he mentioned on the time.
Boehner would later congratulate Biden on his victory after the Electoral Faculty outcomes had been licensed.