In an interview on “Hannity” Monday, former Governor Sarah Palin called for the ousting of Speaker John Boehner, who has garnered the ire of some conservatives in the House, specifically over his leadership in passing the CRomnibus.
Palin told host Sean Hannity that she backs Rep. Louie Gohmert for the speakership, adding that America needs “new energy and time for commitment” to campaign promises, an apparent shot at Boehner.
PALIN: “Well, I think Speaker Boehner, unfortunately, did not listen to many of us who were saying all along, when you campaign one way and govern another way, man, that is a turn off, and really it is unethical. We don’t have to put up with that. So those that have gone along just to get along with President Obama, like Speaker Boehner, we need to thank them for their service and say time for new energy and time for commitment to those campaign promises to be fulfilled. I love Louie Gohmert. I love those Texan politicians who call it like they see it and are true conservatives. So I will be rooting for Louie.”
HANNITY: “You know, it is very interesting. None of the conservatives were consulted during the CRomnibus as the speaker made a deal with Steny Hoyer, Harry Reid and President Obama. He didn’t even try to reach out to his own conservative members. That, to me, is a line that shouldn’t be crossed. And he funded Obamacare for a year.”
PALIN: “And the debt increased $4 trillion under the Speaker’s leadership. and you pointed this out before, Sean. And I think that is very valuable for the public to realize. Pick a side when you are in a position like that. Are you go to negotiate and make deals with the far left, or are you going to consult with conservatives, with those that are your base? He made a choice. We thank him for his service and it’s time for some new energy.”