Rep. Dave Brat, the Tea Party congressman who unseated top House Republican Eric Cantor in a 2014 GOP primary, is again taking on the establishment. This time, his target is House Speaker John Boehner.
Brat has blasted Republican congressional leadership saying that they deserve a grade of ‘F’ for their flailing efforts to combat President Obama’s executive overreach.
He then turned to Boehner’s inability to defund Planned Parenthood, despite a series of horrifying videos showing the organization bartering and selling baby parts to make a profit.
via CNS News:
“I’d give them all F’s. Fail. We did not fight. We didn’t win. My district sent me up here to score some points,” Brat said Friday after C-SPAN Washington Journal host Peter Slen asked the Tea Party-backed freshman congressman what he thought about House Speaker John Boehner’s leadership over the past year.
Brat noted the Republican-controlled Congress’ failure to defund Planned Parenthood in the wake of graphic undercover videos released by the Centers for Medical Progress showing the harvesting of fetal organs by the nation’s largest abortion provider as just one example of the GOP leadership’s failure to make an impact.
“Our leadership has said we’re going to fight, we’re going to fight, we’re going to fight. And then Planned Parenthood, we’ve got these horrendous videos now that everybody is…nobody can even watch them and think through what that is. The human mind just recoils from having to picture that.
“And so, am I happy with leadership? No, we’re not winning. If those were my students’ papers, on those range of papers I’d give them all F’s. Fail. We did not fight. We didn’t win.”
Yet, every congressional leader in the GOP promised and ran on a platform of fighting President Obama’s agenda. Where are these fights? Where are the victories for conservatives that the GOP promised?
Brat went on to explain that under Boehner’s watch, the GOP funded President Obama’s unconstitutional executive amnesty, failed to stop the EPA’s increasingly burdensome regulations, and allowed the Iran nuclear deal to go through.
Watch David Brat’s comments below…
Comment: Is it time for Boehner to be replaced as House Speaker for his ineffectiveness at combating Obama’s radical agenda?