Meghan McCain did her best to prepare John Boehner for an attack on President Joe Biden on Monday. The former Republican House speaker refused to take the bait.
“I’m afraid we’re heading into the most divided period in our country,” McCain told Boehner, who was on View to promote his new spicy memories On the House. “President Biden has promised to usher in a new era of bipartisanship. So far, he has issued more than 50 executive orders and has chosen to go it alone on issues such as the stimulus. You said President Obama never made crossing the aisle a priority, does Biden continue the tradition?
Instead of staring into this narrative, Boehner immediately shut it down by saying, “Well, look, Joe Biden is a good guy.” He called Biden a “traditional Democrat” who is simply trying to “keep his party united” amid a “skirmish” between progressive and moderate factions.
“He has a very difficult job in his party these days, he has a very difficult job because he is president,” Boehner added. “But I hope in the coming weeks we’ll see President Biden reach out. I worked with him for 30 years. I know this type inside out. There’s nothing in the world that Joe Biden and I couldn’t work together. It wouldn’t be all I wanted. It certainly wouldn’t be all he wanted. But we could have found enough common ground to do good things on behalf of the American people.
The question, of course, is whether Biden will be able to find that kind of “middle ground” with the current Republican leadership that Boehner is much less reluctant to criticize in his new book.
Asked Monday about his contempt for Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), Boehner said, “Well, this guy wasn’t even a member of the United States House. He is a member of the Senate. He comes from the side of the Capitol house, wagging some of my roosters and making them do things that were just about the dumbest thing I have ever seen in my life. And he’s not even a member of our caucus!
“I have never seen anything happen before or since like the activities of Ted Cruz,” he added. “You know, I haven’t really beaten too many people in this book except one: Ted Cruz, Lucifer in the flesh.
“Ooooh, yes!” Whoopi Goldberg responded enthusiastically.
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