2021-04-08 10:58:21 UTC
"Former House Speaker John Boehner reflects on the forces that
complicated his tenure in his new book -- many of which came from within
his own party.
In the book, "On the House: A Washington Memoir," Boehner criticizes a
conservative media that profits on outrage, the rise of Tea Party
Republicans uninterested in effective government and the willingness of
those politicians and media figures to traffic in conspiracy theories.
The Ohio Republican also offers details on how he saw the presidents and
congressional leaders he worked with, characterizing House Speaker Nancy
Pelosi as ruthless and formidable, Senate Minority Leader Mitch
McConnell as smart and tight-lipped and former President Barack Obama as
arrogant. And he shares a harsh view of former President Donald Trump,
writing that he was glad to have left office before Trump was