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Malloy: Raul won’t miss House Speaker

In a column for Idaho Politics Weekly, former Idaho Statesman opinion editor Chuck Malloy comments:

Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador was the model of congeniality on the day House Speaker John Boehner announced he was stepping down, saying the Ohio Republican served “with distinction and grace.” But Labrador’s tone changed dramatically a few days later, after Boehner called out conservatives for being “false prophets” and promoting an unrealistic agenda. “That is precisely why he had a problem being speaker of the House,” Labrador said. “When you are the leader of the party, you need to learn to work with the factions. You can’t be pitting one faction against another. That has happened consistently here.” Nicknames, such as the “Hell No Caucus,” which Boehner has pinned on Labrador’s Freedom Caucus, do not serve a constructive purpose. More here.

Question: Who would you like to see become the next House Speaker?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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