Boehner doubles down. I was wondering when the GOP would take care of their "conservative" problems. Looks like they intend to get serious about the whackos that have been bastardizing the GOP brand.
Is it possible that my old party of choice might be returning to it's "kinder, gentler," root's? Time will tell.
House Speaker John Boehner is not sorry about his criticism of outside conservative groups.
“Yesterday, when the criticism was coming, frankly I thought it was my job and my obligation to stand up for conservatives here in the Congress who want more deficit reduction, to stand up for the work that Chairman Ryan did,” he told reporters Thursday at a press conference dominated by questions about his dismissal of outside organizations like the Heritage Foundation and the Club for Growth.
‘Frankly, I just think that they have lost all credibility,” he added.
Asked if he is effectively asking these organizations to stand down, Boehner offered this flat response: “I don’t care what they do.” <snip>
Boehner to outside groups: 'Are you kidding me?' - NBC Politics