Sanders: Boehner ‘Ran Out of Energy Taking On Extreme Right-Wingers’

Bernie Sanders
The Associated Press

In The Hill, Sen. Bernie Sanders reacts to John Boehner’s departure as House Speaker.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said Friday that Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) was “unable to control” his party and that his resignation could leave Republicans increasingly “out of touch.”

“It appears that even a very conservative speaker like John Boehner is unable to control the extreme right-wing drift of Republicans in the House,” Sanders, who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination, said in a statement.

He added that Republicans are “way out of touch with the American people” and that “without Boehner, it may get even worse.”

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