Speaker of the House John Boehner may soon find himself short on friends after he betrayed each and every American with his crusade to pass the Cromnibus resolution that funds both Obamacare and the unconstitutional amnesty program created via executive fiat.
However, while each and every American ought to feel betrayed, one Republican congressman says he feels particularly betrayed and asserts that Speaker Boehner lied to him to get his vote on bringing the Cromnibus to the House floor.
Representative Marlin Stutzman (R., Ind.) says that Boehner made a deal with him to secure his last-minute vote on an important procedural vote to bring the resolution to the floor for a vote. On Thursday, the procedural vote passed with a razor-thin margin of 214-212 and Stutzman says that he was originally in favor of blocking the resolution from coming to the floor, but that Boehner assured him that once brought to the floor, the Cromnibus would be replaced by a short-term continuing resolution that would be backed by conservatives as it fell dramatically short of the $1.1 trillion pricetag of the Cromnibus.
“I was very surprised and even more disappointed to see the cromnibus back on the floor,” Stutzman said in a statement. “The American people deserve better.”
“I supported the rule because I was informed by leadership that the cromnibus was dead and a short term CR would take its place,” Stutzman said.
“The cromnibus bill, over 1,600 pages long, does many things but what is most important is what it does not do,” he said. “It fails to directly address President Obama’s dangerous executive action on immigration and fails to include many of the solutions that could have been passed in January with a Republican House and Senate in an open process.”
With maneuvers like this, it is not hard to see why the GOP is engaged in a civil war. The Tea Party and various other conservative factions represent the true heart of the Republican Party – limited government and sound fiscal principles. Moderates, however, only appear interested in centrist politics and continually bend to the will of the Democrats.
In this manner, it is evident that regardless of supposed ideological bent, moderate leaders produce the exact same results as the radicalized Democrat Party.
Boehner has repeatedly shown himself to be a weak leader bent toward pleasing O instead of his party or his voters. Now he’s lied to his fellow representatives and it will be difficult for anyone to believe him from this point on. I’ve said before that Boehner was a plant from the other side and this betrayal proves it.
He needs booting out of his job as Speaker and replaced with someone who has genuine conservative values, and Stutzman should have gone with his first instinct.
In the coming days it will be interesting to see reactions from the other Congressmen – will they feel as betrayed as Stutzman or is this just business as usual?