Sen. Ted Cruz, who seeking the White House high office, said in a lengthy floor speech in Congress he knows why John Boehner was resigning from his speaker role – and it’s all a political strategy to help out the Democrats.
“The speaker of the House, John Boehner, announced he was going to resign,” Cruz said, the Blaze reported. “And there was a lot of speculation in the media why the speaker of the House resigned. … I’m going to tell you why.”
Cruz said it was pure political strategy, aimed at saving face and funding all of President Obama’s most controversial items through the end of the year.
And his tip-off: the Senate has already passed a funding bill to do just that.
“In this instance, there were too many ‘Republicans lead the Democrats’ than lead the Republican party,” he said. “I believe if Speaker Boehner had done that … that he would have lost his speakership. A member of the House had introduced a motion to vacate the chair. Because House Republicans were fed up with their leader not leading.”
Cruz went on, asserting Boehner cut a deal.
“So Speaker Boehner faced a conundrum,” he said. “If he does what he and [Senate] Leader [Mitch] McConnell promised, he would have lost his job. And so what did he do? He announced that he is resigning as speaker and resigning as a member of Congress. That is unsurprising. But it also telegraphs the deal he just cut. It’s a deal to surrender and join with the Democrats. Notice he said he’s going to stay a month. He’s going to stay a month in order to join with the Democrats and fund Barack Obama’s priorities.”
Boehner, as WND just reported, has referred to Cruz as a “jackass” on at least two occasions.