On Tuesday, the co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots said in a statement that House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) should be booted from his speakership after he caved and allowed the House to pass a bill to raise the debt ceiling without any spending reductions.
Before Boehner joined 27 Republicans and 193 Democrats on a clean debt-ceiling increase, Jenny Beth Martin said that the “piece of bad legislation to increase the debt ceiling [will] detrimentally affect the American people and further set back chances for a government that lives within its means.” Martin said that Boehner’s action “erodes whatever remaining credibility he had” left after the Farm Bill and the release of the GOP leadership’s “immigration principles.”
“A clean debt ceiling is a complete capitulation on the Speaker’s part and demonstrates that he has lost the ability to lead the House of Representatives, let alone his own party,” Martin said. “Speaker Boehner has failed in his duty to represent the people and as a result, it is time for him to go… Fire the Speaker.”
The Tea Party Patriots had already started a petition to fire Boehner and blasted him after he and the House GOP leadership released their “immigration principles” for amnesty legislation.
“Speaker John Boehner cannot be trusted to provide real leadership on immigration reform or the numerous other issues plaguing this country,” Martin then said. “The American people are tired of the way Washington works and deserve leaders that will take bold positions to set the country on the right course.”