In an emailed assertion, Jason Miller, a spokesman for Mr. Trump, referred to as Mr. Boehner a “Swamp Creature” and accused him of favoring “Communist China.” In a separate e mail to The Times, Mr. Trump requested of Mr. Boehner, whose love of merlot wine is famous in Washington: “Was he drinking when he made this statement? Just another RINO who couldn’t do the job!”
The former president has continued to make wild and false claims about widespread voter fraud within the election, regardless of a number of court docket rulings towards him and the certification of President Biden’s victory.
Of members of the House and the Senate who supported Mr. Trump’s efforts to overturn the election outcomes, Mr. Boehner writes: “Some of the people involved did not surprise me in the least. The legislative terrorism that I’d witnessed as speaker had now encouraged actual terrorism.”
Mr. Boehner, whose tenure within the House Republican management coincided with the congressional obstruction of the Obama years and who was subsumed by the rise of the Tea Party and House members who had been rewarded by conservative media appearances, writes that the G.O.P. should “take back control from the faction that had grown to include everyone from garden-variety whack jobs to insurrectionists.”
For now, Mr. Trump has retained help amongst Republican voters. A slim majority wish to see him because the celebration’s nominee once more if he runs in 2024, one thing he has advised advisers he’s severe about contemplating. And some House G.O.P. officers are deeply involved about preserving him on their facet of their efforts to retake management within the midterm elections subsequent year.