Tags: Healthcare Reform | gingrich | boehner | cruz | media

Gingrich: Boehner Happy to See Media Attack Cruz

Tuesday, 15 Oct 2013 03:03 PM

By Dan Weil

House Speaker John Boehner is perfectly content to see the media eviscerate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, amid the congressional impasse over the budget and debt ceiling, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Monday.

"I think he's quite happy to have the news media attack Ted Cruz instead of attacking him," Gingrich, co-host of CNN's "Crossfire," told Washington radio station WMAL.

Story continues below video.




"I don't think Boehner thinks of himself as a national personality in the way that Cruz does."

Gingrich said Cruz has established a definite career path for himself as leader of the GOP's conservative faction.

"This is a freshman senator who is emerging about as fast as Barack Obama did when he was a freshman senator," Gingrich said. "I think Cruz will be a very formidable player."

The Texas freshman has drawn the ire of some fellow Republicans in his quest to defund Obamacare at all costs, Politico reports.

Related Stories:

Boehner Sidelined in Shutdown Fight

Reviled in Washington, Ted Cruz Stands Tall In Texas


© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Kerik, Harvey: Obama 'In Denial' on Iran, Taliban, Islamic Terror

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 10:27 AM

The Obama administration refuses "to define the (Islamic terror) threat and importantly, it seems that they don't unders . . .

Lynch Pledges Independence If Confirmed as Attorney General

Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 10:56 AM

Under pressure from Republicans, Loretta Lynch promised a fresh relationship with law enforcement and with Congress on W . . .

Koch Brothers Budget $889 Million for 2016

Monday, 26 Jan 2015 16:27 PM

Freedom Partners, the political operation run by the Koch brothers, has budgeted $889 million for its political activiti . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved