John Boehner Just Called Ted Cruz This 1 DISGUSTING Word At A Fundraiser, And It’s Turning Heads

Multiple sources said U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, called Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas a derogatory name while speaking at an event in Colorado Wednesday.

Appearing at a fundraiser for Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., at the Ghost Ranch in Steamboat Springs, two people in attendance said Boehner approved of Cruz’s presidential campaign because it keeps “that jackass” out of Washington. The leader of the lower chamber also reportedly said he enjoys Cruz no longer telling him how to do his job.

“I don’t think it’s terribly speaker-like, and I think it kind of goes against everything that Reagan ever said about disparaging Republicans,” Ed MacArthur, president of Native Excavating, told The Daily Caller. MacArthur attended Wednesday’s event.

“It’s becoming very disturbing to me that we can’t have good, polite conversation,” MacArthur continued. “It all has to be at the throat.” 

“I do believe he’s got the right to say it,” he added.  

“I about fell on the floor,” said a woman in attendance who was not named.

“To build coalitions to work together in Washington, D.C., you don’t start it out by calling your colleague a ‘jackass,’” she added.

There has already been rapid reaction on social media since the story broke earlier today:

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Ex-Obama Admin Official Just Dropped A Bombshell About Obama And ISIS’ Creation

House Speaker John Boehner again slammed President Obama’s Islamic State strategy on Saturday.

“One year after authorizing the first airstrikes against ISIL in Iraq, President Obama still doesn’t have the overarching strategy that’s needed to actually defeat these savage terrorists. Today ISIL forces control huge swaths of both Iraq and Syria. Scores of innocent men, women and children in these countries are murdered every week. And Iraq’s stability and sovereignty, a vital U.S. interest, remains at risk.

“Instead of punting this crisis to the next administration, it’s time for President Obama to change course, and put forth a strategy to win this fight,” Boehner said in a press release.

Less than 24 hours after Boehner issued his statement, six U.S. F-16 fighter planes and 300 U.S. military men finally arrived at Turkey’s Incirlik air base as part of the agreement between President Tayyip Erdogan and Obama concerning the battle against ISIS.

The planes are scheduled to start their mission in a few days and are said to take part in a major operation against Islamic State that will be spearheaded by Turkey.

Meanwhile, in both Syria and Iraq, Islamic State forces succeeded in seizing new towns, villages and territory.

On Thursday, ISIS captured the strategically important town of Qaryatain that lies in the middle of a triangle formed by the major cities Damascus, Homs and Palmyra that was seized by ISIS in June.

Hundreds of Christian families fled shortly before Islamic State entered the town that has a mixed Muslim/Christian population of 40.000. Many Christians were taken hostage by the terrorist movement, and 230 Christians are reportedly missing.

ISIS is now 26 miles from the very important Homs-Damascus highway, which acts as a crucial supply line between the capital and central Syria as well as the coastal plain and the Qalamoun Mountains along the border with Lebanon.

In the Aleppo province in northern Syria, ISIS is making gains as well. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on Sunday that ISIS forces had captured the village of Om Hosh that lies close to the road between Aleppo and the Turkish border. The goal there is to cut off the supply line to Aleppo form Turkey.

SOHR also reported new setbacks for Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad’s forces and Hezbollah in the al-Ghab valley in northwest Syria, close to the city of Hama. The Observatory wrote in an update that Hezbollah and Assad’s forces had ‘collapsed’ in the area.

At the same time, the organization published new data about the losses Hezbollah and regime forces sustained over the last two weeks. In total, 729 soldiers and militia men lost their lives in battle. SOHR also pointed out that none of the strategic goals Assad set in a speech on July 26th have been achieved; to the contrary, the Syrian regime has retreated in the same areas it said it would restore its rule over.

In Iraq, ISIS expanded its control over parts of the important Baiji refinery and villages in the area of Baiji.

In Mosul, the movement executed 300 civil servants on Saturday. At least fifty of those executed were women. The people were executed for being ‘infidels and apostates.’ Another group of civil servants was killed by cutting their throats. The governor of Nineve reported two days ago that 2070 people were executed by ISIS in the course of two weeks.

Meanwhile, the former head of U.S. Defense Intelligence, Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, made headlines again when he said during an interview with al Jazeerah that the Obama administration had willfully supported the creation of Islamic State by supporting the insurgency of Salafists, Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria and Iraq.

Flynn said that his agency had delivered accurate intelligence Al Qaeda and other Islamist groups were the main driving force of the insurgency in Syria and Iraq, but the administration did not listen.

When the interviewer asked Flynn if he thought the administration turned a blind eye to the intelligence, he said that it wasn’t a “blind eye” but “a willful decision” to ignore the information.

Flynn said that Obama lacks a strategic vision and uses only tactics in the war against Islamic State.

You can watch the interview with Flynn here:

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Watch: Fired-Up Congressman Says What Needed To Be Said, Leaves Boehner In Shambles

As Western Journalism reported earlier this week, a North Carolina Republican congressman has launched an effort to remove John Boehner from his position as House speaker. Mark Meadows was joined in his pursuit by fellow North Carolina Republican Rep. Walter Jones.

Jones appeared this week on CNN to explain why he wants a new party leader. Most of his criticism related to Boehner’s perceived use of intimidation to achieve his desired outcome.

“We are sent here to represent the people of our district,” Jones said. “Our first allegiance should be to the people we represent, not to the speaker of the House.”

Boehner has used his position “too many times,” Jones alleged, “to intimidate and coerce.”

As a recent example, he cited an intraparty disagreement regarding how a vote on the controversial Trade Promotion Authority would be presented to Congress. Jones insisted that three representatives who voted against Boehner were subsequently removed from their leadership positions.

“I don’t think anybody should be intimidated because they vote their conscience,” he said. “If you can’t vote your conscience, then you don’t need to be here for the people back home.”

Asked why some Republican lawmakers claimed to have been unprepared for Meadows’ proposal, Jones replied: “I’m sorry that they were caught by surprise. I’ve known this for three weeks.”

He continued, explaining that supporters of Boehner’s ouster must be careful in determining whom they can trust.

Jones concluded by dismissing the suggestion that this effort is merely for show, adding that he expects to see the sentiment spread across the nation.

“When we go home for the summer break, I hope that the American people – who, in my district, don’t have a lot of respect for the speaker of the House, they don’t think he’s a good leader. … But no, I think this thing has got legs to it.”

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BREAKING: John Boehner Just Got Stunned By An Unexpected Attack From His Own Party

Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., has filed a motion to oust John Boehner as Speaker of the House.

The Tea Party favorite, now serving in his second term in Congress, filed a “vacate the chair” motion, which could force a no confidence vote by the full chamber.

In order for the move to be successful, it will require a majority vote of the full chamber, including Democrats. Politico reports:

The resolution, obtained by POLITICO, states that Boehner has tried to “consolidate power and centralize decision-making, bypassing the majority of the 435 members of Congress and the people they represent.” It accuses the speaker of using the “legislative calendar to create crises for the American people, in order to compel members to vote for legislation.”

The resolution also charges Boehner with using the Rules Committee to limit amendments.

The “Speaker has, through inaction, caused the power of Congress to atrophy, thereby making Congress subservient to the Executive and Judicial branches, diminishing the voice of the American People,” it reads. “Whereas the Speaker uses the power of the office to punish Members who vote according to their conscience instead of the will of the Speaker.”

Republican Study Chairman Bill Flores of Texas called Meadows’ move a “cheap political stunt.” Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Cailf.) said that “when you don’t raise any money, and you need a way to raise money you do gimmicks like this.”

“But Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.), who has repeatedly voted against Boehner, said there’s a lot of ‘dissatisfaction with the leadership,’” according to Politico.

As reported by Western Journalism, Meadows briefly lost his position as chairman of the Government Operations subcommittee last month after voting against Boehner and the Republican leadership regarding Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation. Other members also lost committee assignments for not toeing the line following the TPA vote, and in the past.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, ultimately reinstated him after receiving an outpouring of support for the North Carolinian.

Meadows is a member of the Freedom Caucus, made up of between 30 and 40 conservative lawmakers.

“Sources say Meadows will circulate a so-called discharge petition to force a vote on the motion. But if he wanted a vote in the next two legislative days, he could simply stand up and ask for one. If he did that, the motion would be considered ‘privileged,’ which would make it the immediate business of the House. In its current form, Meadows’ motion is simply a statement of opposition to Boehner,” Politico reports.

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John Boehner Just Announced A Vow That Will Have Obama Utterly Enraged

In the immediate aftermath of a controversial nuclear deal reached between international negotiators and Iran, many Republican leaders expressed hope that legislators would rally against its implementation during the subsequent 60-day review period.

That period officially began Sunday, when the deal reached Capitol Hill.

Senator and GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz called the deal “staggeringly bad” and, along with conservative lawmakers like Alabama Rep. Tom Cotton, urged other members of Congress to consider the potential ramifications.

House Speaker John Boehner acknowledged the widespread concerns surrounding the agreement during a press briefing this Wednesday morning.

“While the president’s Iran deal may have been applauded at the United Nations,” he said, “I think he faces serious skepticism here at home.”

Ahead of congressional debate set to commence later in the day, Boehner insisted Congress will not serve as Barack Obama’s rubber stamp.

“Let me just assure you,” he said, “that members of Congress will ask much tougher questions this afternoon when we meet with the president’s team, because a bad deal threatens the security of the American people.”

Boehner went on to say that lawmakers will “do everything possible to stop” an agreement that does not serve America’s national interest.

The Israeli government joins legislators on both sides of the aisle in vocally opposing the deal. Boehner’s counterpart in the Senate, Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, similarly addressed the backlash.

“It’s always the administration,” he said, “not Congress, that carries the burden of proof in a debate of this nature. And it seems the administration today has a long way to go with Democrats and Republicans alike.”

h/t: Fox News

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