Rep. Peter King: ‘This Is a Victory for the Crazies’

From Bradford Richardson writing at The Hill:

Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) decision to resign from Congress at the end of October is “a victory for the crazies,” Rep. Pete King (R-N.Y.) said Friday.

“I’m disappointed. This is a victory for the crazies,” King told Newsday. “You can’t appease these people.”

King said Boehner was resigning “to avoid putting the party through tumult” amid challenges to his leadership and an impending government shutdown.

The Long Island Republican also told Reuters that House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is the leading contender to replace Boehner as Speaker.

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