Former House Speaker John Boehner assailed GOP House arch conservatives led by Rep. Jim Jordan as the “knucklehead caucus,” calling them “anarchists” who are “for nothing.”
In a speech in Las Vegas, Boehner, R-West Chester, took aim at the conservatives who pushed him from office at the end of 2015. Among those was Jordan, R-Urbana, who revolted against Boehner, even though he was the first speaker from Ohio since Republican Nicholas Longworth in 1931.
Boehner was asked to explain why House Republicans did not support House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., to succeed Boehner as speaker. “The knucklehead caucus decided they weren’t going to vote for him,” Boehner said. “Now these are the guys in the Republican Party you could call right of right. They are anarachists. They’re for nothing.”
The video of Boehner was obtained by the Washington Post. Although he did not mention Jordan by name, it was clear Boehner was referring to him.