Watch: Bob Beckel Hopes GOP Picks Up at Least 12 House Seats

Watch: Bob Beckel Hopes GOP Picks Up at Least 12 House Seats

Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “The Five,” liberal political pundit Bob Beckel said he hopes the GOP will take at least 12 seats back in the House of Representatives in next week’s midterm election because he theorized that would free up House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) from having to deal with the Tea Party caucus, which Beckel said was “bad for the country.”

Beckel said, “I almost wish the Republicans would pick up 12 seats in the house, which is what the margin would be to get them away from those fruit cakes and Boehner could finally run his caucus and do the job that he wants to do which is to find common ground on some things. You leave those people with just the margin they have, and from the time they have been elected, they have been stifling every serious piece of legislation or making it so impossible that it can’t be passed by Democrats.”

“If you get rid of the chains of those people and let them go caucus in South Hampton or something, but get them out of here. They’re a waste of time. They’re bad for the country. They’re bad for the country,” he added.

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