Former Gov. Sarah Palin is thrilled at the news of Rep. John Boehner’s decision to resign from Congress at the end of October. Palin said Boehner’s exit is a victory for grassroots conservatives.
“You can only thwart the will of the people for so long. First Eric Cantor, now John Boehner. Senate leadership that’s now on notice surely takes this seriously,” Palin said in an exclusive statement to Breitbart News.
Palin said everyday voters are tiring of career politicians who promise, but don’t deliver. She said that the day of reckoning has come, and that those elected to office should pay attention.
“The conservative grassroots is calling out the permanent political class and that’s reflected in the GOP presidential polls,” she said.
Some of the recent shake-ups, like Tea Party wins in Texas, Delaware, Wisconsin and New York, are a part of the grassroots conservative movement that Palin has endorsed. She said it’s all for the good of the country.
“Bold, independent Congressmen in Washington prove they’re to be reckoned with now, and they deserve voters’ thanks for doing what we sent them to do – shake up the status quo and get the country back on track,” Palin said.
Boehner has been a congressmen since 1990 and has won re-elections by large margins, obtaining up to 71 percent of the vote. He became Speaker of the House in 2011 after Republicans gained the majority of seats. He was re-elected for a third term as House Speaker in 2015, although the last election resulted in a significant portion of House Republicans attempting to remove him. Conservative Republicans have had tense moments with Boehner, especially over fiscal issues. He fought to raise the debt ceiling and faced more conflict in the impeding debate next week over keeping the government open. He aligned with Democratics in those showdowns, which further angered the conservative base.
The House approved a resolution in 2014 authorizing Boehner to sue President Barack Obama over executive orders the president issued regarding the 2010 Affordable Health Care Act. The House alleged the president abused his powers, disregarding Congress and the U.S. Constitution.
Judge Rosemary M. Collyer of the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., issued a decision to let the lawsuit move forward. The Obama administration announced on Sept. 21 that it will appeal the decision to gain a federal appeals court review.