Over the course of the last several months, prominent members of the GOP have been forced to take sides in the debate over Donald Trump’s legacy, and possible future, within the party.
As far as anyone can tell, Donald Trump is looking to remain politically active, even hinting heavily that he’d be running for President again in 2024. But not everyone in the Republican Party is thrilled about this, including former Speaker of the House John Boehner.
The New York Times has obtained an early copy of former House Speaker John Boehner’s new book titled On the House: A Washington Memoir, which appears to include a number of critiques of members of his own Republican party. Perhaps most noteworthy? He blames former President Donald Trump for the deadly insurrection on the Capitol perpetrated by his supporters on Jan. 6.
Originally reported by Maggie Haberman, the Times reveals a number of shocking passages, not least of which is the claim that Trump “incited that bloody insurrection for nothing more than selfish reasons, perpetuated by the [expletive] he’d been shoveling since he lost a fair election the previous November.”
Boehner adds that Trump “claimed voter fraud without any evidence, and repeated those claims, taking advantage of the trust placed in him by his supporters and ultimately betraying that trust,” according to the Times […]
Trump was acquitted by the Senate on the charge of “inciting an insurrection”.
There are several ongoing investigations into the events of January 6th, with several authorities having expressed their belief that Donald Trump may bear some culpability for the attack, despite the Senate’s ruling.
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