MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, told Breitbart News exclusively here on Sunday that she believes House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell should be removed from their positions if they don’t produce results quickly.
Fiorina said when asked if she supports a measure by Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) to vacate the chair—a fancy term for a vote to remove Boehner as Speaker of the House, and replace him with a Republican alternative:
I think leadership’s job is to produce results, and when leaders don’t produce results, they need to step aside So, I think, I share the frustration of so many people who worked hard to create these majorities. I think there are three key things that leadership needs to do, and if they can’t do them they need to step aside. Number one, they need to pass a border security bill. For heaven’s sake, our border has been insecure for 25 years. There are loads of conservative proposals for how to secure the border. This isn’t rocket science. Pass a border security bill. We have the majority to do it. Second, pass the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The majority of Americans agree abortion for any reason after 20 weeks is wrong. Defund Planned Parenthood. We have the majorities to do that. And finally, I’d like to see them pass the REINS Act, which has been languishing in Congress and says Congress has to have a vote on some of the regulations that keep rolling out of the White House that are crushing economic opportunity. Congress hasn’t done anything about it. Those are three things that leadership can do, should do, and if they won’t do it then I think it’s time for them to step aside.
Fiorina said it is a “shame” that Boehner and McConnell have already stated publicly they have no plans to do any of those things this fall—especially that both have already caved to funding Planned Parenthood.
Why do we have majorities if nothing changes? But assuming they don’t do anything, they’re sort of making the point people are saying, ‘You know what? It’s time for different leadership.’ When did we get used to a political class? This is intended to be a citizen government. Citizens in this government, in this nation, step forward and serve for a time and then go back to private life. So what does it take to be president? Not a lifetime in politics. What it takes to be president is an understanding of how the economy works, an understanding of how the world works, who’s in it—who our allies are and who our enemies are—an understanding of bureaucracy so you can cut them down to size and hold them accountable, an understanding of technology, and most especially of all perhaps a track record of challenging the status quo, solving problems and leading.
The full interview with Fiorina aired on Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot Channel 125 on Sunday evening, and in it she also discussed why she’s in New Hampshire for Labor Day weekend, and how the federal government is “broken.” She also talked about how she feels after getting into the debate thanks to the RNC and CNN changing the rules to stop using antiquated polling—as the original system required—that could have excluded Fiorina from the main stage again.
“They know the system is broken. Seventy-five percent of people now think the federal government is corrupt,” Fiorina said when asked to respond to the latest bevy of polls that put her, Donald Trump, Dr. Ben Carson, and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)—the three non-politicians and one anti-establishment senator in the race—at a total of 60 percent in many cases, a clear majority. “Eighty percent of the American people think we have a professional political class that’s more concerned with its own power and position and privilege and maintaining the status quo than getting any of the people’s work done. So people are sick of it. They know it’s not just about a different person in the White House, it’s about actually changing the system now—challenging the system.”
Fiorina said that “both parties,” Republicans and Democrats, are responsible for this devolving value of American government. Fiorina said:
We have to be realistic and remember that government has been getting bigger, more complicated, more powerful, more inept and more corrupt for 50 years under both Republicans and Democrats. Yes, Obama has accelerated the growth of government. But the truth is government has been growing under Republicans and Democrats alike. When bureaucracies get more money, more power, and have no accountability, they inevitably become inept and corrupt. That’s what we have—an inept and corrupt government, which means crony capitalism is alive and well. When you have a big powerful bureaucracy, then only the big, the powerful, the wealthy, and the well-connected can deal with it. And you have in this country, the small—like small businesses for example—and the powerless getting crushed by this.
She added that it’s highly disappointing that “many of us worked very hard to elect a historic Republican majority in the House and earn a majority in the Senate” since “not a lot has changed.”
“It’s Republicans and Democrats alike,” she said of the failures of government.