Hannity: Today's Vote for Speaker Disappointed Me
Sean Hannity had a message for the GOP tonight following today’s re-election of John Boehner as speaker of the House.
“Today’s vote for speaker, it did disappoint me for a number of reasons,” he said.
Hannity said that the vote did not represent the American people, citing a poll which found that 60 percent wanted lawmakers to elect someone besides Boehner.
Hannity blasted Boehner as too timid and weak to stand up to Democrats and President Barack Obama. He said Boehner is scared of being blamed for a government shutdown and won’t use his power of the purse to battle Obama’s agenda.
When Boehner became speaker in 2011, national debt was more than $14 trillion. Today, it stands at more than $18 trillion – a more than 29 percent increase.
Hannity said that he wanted a leader who would balance the budget, repeal and replace ObamaCare, secure the borders, help America become energy independent, and offer school choice for kids.
Rep. Louie Gohmert and Rep. Ted Yoho, two men who challenged Boehner for the speaker position today, joined “Hannity” to discuss.
Gohmert explained that he and Yoho were trying to get people to vote for anybody but Boehner so that the vote could get thrown to the conference “to get some new blood in the position so that it would help us keep our promises.”
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