Ruhle Dismisses U.S. Founding Fathers in Heated Debate with Boebert

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On Wednesday evening’s The 11th Hour on MSNBC, host Stephanie Ruhle had a surprise guest on the show to discuss the ongoing battle for the election of Speaker of the House of Representatives, this guest was Colorado Republican Congresswoman Lauren Boebert. During this interview, Ruhle frequently got testy with Boebert and at one point seemed to dismiss the importance of the founding fathers’ intent.

“We want to see change in Washington D.C., and we want to see policies that are passed that actually help the American people. Look, Kevin McCarthy has been in leadership for 14 years. What does he have to show for that? We aren’t just electing somebody who can fund-raise and just rubberstamp him into office,” Boebert explained. 

She added that “what you’re seeing here is a constitutional republic at work. It may look messy, it may look chaotic but this is us working, and actually using our votes. And I believe our founding fathers intended it to be this way.” 

This angered Ruhle who lashed out: “okay well our founding fathers aren’t here. So let’s get real and let’s get practical. You can say what you believe—”

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Boebert shot back sarcastically that “our constitution is though so that’s good.” 

“I believe children are our future, teach them well, and let them lead the way. That’s a song,” Ruhle lectured smugly. “You’re backing a guy with 20 votes. Is he getting to 218 tomorrow? People who are silently cheering him on will not help when they round everybody up and ask for a vote tomorrow.”

Boebert ended the exchange by letting Ruhle know that there’s “growing opposition to Kevin McCarthy” and that the anti-McCarthy forces will fight for “as long as it takes, we are going to get this right.”

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To read the relevant transcript click “expand”:

MSNBC’s The 11th Hour
1/4/2022
11:30:49 p.m. Eastern 

REP. LAUREN BOEBERT: We want to see change in Washington D.C., and we want to see policies that are passed that actually help the American people. Look, Kevin McCarthy has been in leadership for 14 years. What does he have to show for that? We aren’t just electing somebody who can fund-raise and just rubberstamp him into office. That’s not what I was elected to do. What you’re seeing here is a constitutional republic at work. It may look messy, it may look chaotic. 

STEPHANIE RUHLE: No, no, excuse me. 

BOEBERT: But this is us working, and actually using our votes. And I believe our founding fathers intended it to be this way. 

RUHLE: Okay well our founding fathers aren’t here. So let’s get real and let’s get practical. You can say what you believe— 

BOEBERT: Our constitution is though so that’s good. 

RUHLE: I believe children are our future, teach them well, and let them lead the way. That’s a song. You’re backing a guy with 20 votes. Is he getting to 218 tomorrow? People who are silently cheering him on will not help when they round everybody up and ask for a vote tomorrow. 

BOEBERT: I do believe that we are seeing growing opposition to Kevin McCarthy. They’ve heard the conversations that happened when our Republican conference is gathered. They’re very disappointed in some of the things that have been said by our current leadership. And they are waiting for the time to be right. And I believe you will see that increased opposition. 

And I’m here for it. As long as it takes, we are going to get this right. Look, we took the House, and we are ready to lead effectively. But we have to have the right tools and the right leadership to do just that.

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