John Boehner’s Resignation Won’t Change Politics in Washington, Says Ron Paul
The departure of House Speaker John Boehner will do little to change politics in Washington.
The leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, Speaker John Boehner, stunned Washington insiders on Friday after announcing he will resign this October. But while pundits debate the impact his departure will have on the upcoming debt ceiling talks, former Congressman Ron Paul says the news will have few real implications for politics on Capitol Hill. (Source: Boehner Resigns But Expect More Of The Same, Ron Paul Liberty Report, September 25, 2015.)
Since becoming the 53rd speaker of the House in 2011, Boehner’s tenure has been marked by fierce confrontations with both Democrats and his own party. In 2013, one of those fights led to a two-week partial shutdown of the Federal government. Now amid mounting tensions with more right-leaning members of his party, the Ohio Republican is once again facing the prospect of a government shutdown.
“I thought: today is the day I’m going to this,” Boehner explained in a press conference Friday. “As simple as that.”
Political pundits are now debating the political implications of Boehner’s resignation, especially as they relate to the upcoming debt ceiling negations with Democrats next week. But while his departure has sent shockwaves through the Washington establishment, libertarian advocate Ron Paul says the change will do little to change politics in the Federal government. In a video posted shortly after Boehner’s press conference, Paul explains:
Paul argues the media has mischaracterized the action on Capitol Hill. Pundits see next week’s negation as a battle between two ideologies, when in reality it’s more of a disagreement between management styles. In Paul’s view, these differences are trivial and the real debate between Big Government and Small Government is happening on the grassroots level. Paul continues:
You can watch Paul’s entire commentary here.