Former GOP speaker John Boehner lets rip on Trump: ‘He incited that bloody insurrection’ – By James Crump (The Independent) / April 7 2021
Retired Ohio representative claims that former president’s comments ‘not only cost Republicans the Senate but led to mob violence’
In Mr Boehner’s book, On The House: A Washington Memoir, which was obtained by The New York Times, the former House speaker blames Mr Trump for the Republicans losing the Senate, which was decided by two runoff elections lost by the GOP earlier this year in Georgia.
He cited Mr Trump’s repeated public refusal to accept November’s election results, writing that it “not only cost Republicans the Senate but led to mob violence,” adding that “it was painful to watch,” according to the Times.
Mr Boehner, 71, a former Republican Ohio representative, also claimed that Mr Trump incited the riots at the US Capitol on 6 January, where five people were killed and several more were injured when a mob of pro-Trump supporters breached the building.