What the world will see as Trump moves to impeach John Boehner
As President Donald Trump prepares to nominate Republican John Boehner to lead the House of Representatives, the GOP’s top elected official is stepping up his criticism of the former Speaker.
In a tweet Thursday morning, Boehner said that Trump’s move to oust him as Speaker is an act of “slander, slander, and obstruction of justice” against the House Republican Conference.
Boehner’s tweets came after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey and Attorney General Jeff Sessions earlier this week, respectively, and the White House is under fire for refusing to provide the full number of federal agents that were killed in the deadly ambush on a Texas congressional baseball practice.
“The President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, has made an act that is so outrageous and so wrong and so dangerous that it deserves to be condemned by the entire American people,” Boehner said.
“And I urge all Republicans to condemn it, and I hope the president of the republic will condemn it.”
Boehner’s tweets are a sharp contrast to President Barack Obama’s remarks after the attack on the baseball practice, which he called a “horrific act of violence.”
Obama’s comments came in the wake of a gunman who was identified as a member of the far-right Oath Keepers militia who shot at an FBI agent and the driver of a Capitol police vehicle.
The shooter was killed by Capitol police.
On Tuesday, Obama said Trump had not been acting in the best interest of the country when he fired Comey and Sessions, and he warned that he would be “sitting here with a very, very hard list of people” in his administration who are to be removed.