Boehner was Judas

Why should GOP voters care what Boehner thinks?

Since John Boehner chose to describe Sen. Ted Cruz in Biblical terms, he ought to know that many of us consider the former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives to be the Judas of the Republican Party ("Former Speaker Boehner calls Cruz 'Lucifer in the flesh,'" April 29).

Mr. Boehner was part of the established leadership that stated they needed control of the House so they could oppose many things President Barack Obama was doing and to put the nation's governance back the way it should be. They got the vote to do just that!

Then they told us that the needed the Senate and got that as well. But instead, under the guise of bi-partisanship, they not only conspired with Mr. Obama's agenda, they even misrepresented it to lure fellow Republicans for their vote.

Mr. Boehner labeled and demonized people like me who expressed concern and opposed what they were doing and attempting to hold them accountable to their promises. Tired of being disrespected and dismissed, as well as bullied and threatened, I and many others decided to leave the Republican Party and become unaffiliated. No doubt this decision has hurt Sen. Ted Cruz.

Voters must be wary of those like Mr. Boehner who have in the past been both anti-Trump and anti-Cruz. There is the saying that "politics makes for strange bedfellows," but I see Mr. Boehner's endorsement of Mr. Trump as downright incestuous!

Michael W. Kohlman, Parkville

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