Boehner on Incoming House Republicans: ‘They’re Really Solid Members’

Posted November 6, 2014 at 3:54pm

Speaker John A. Boehner pushed back Thursday on speculation of an expanding “hell no” caucus in the Republican party following Tuesday’s Midterm Elections, instead calling on President Barack Obama to rebuild trust by not acting unilaterally on issues like immigration.

“Yes we have some new members who have made some statements, I’ll give you that,” Boehner said, responding to CBS News’ Nancy Cordes, “but when you look at the vast majority of new members who are coming in here, they’re really solid members.”

When challenged by Cordes on Boehner’s inability to pass immigration legislation, the Ohio Republican blamed inaction on the child migrant crisis while adding “hope springs eternal” moving forward.