Fiorina Jumps On Board Efforts To Remove GOP Congressional Leaders

It’s been said many times that Donald Trump’s meteoric rise atop the 17-candidate 2016 GOP presidential field is a product of broken promises by Republican leaders, particularly in Congress, to effectively fight the runaway Obama administration on core conservative issues.

Now other members of the 2016 field are catching on and directly calling out the Republican leadership for its lack of fight. Ted Cruz has made that criticism, particularly of Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, a key piece of his campaign; this week Carly Fiorina has jumped into the fray as well by coming out in support of Rep. Mark Meadows’ effort to remove House Speaker John Boehner from his position.

Here’s what Fiorina told Breitbart News…

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I’m frustrated. People worked incredibly hard–tens of thousands of activists across the country spent their time, energy, and money to win this historic majority in the House and a majority in the Senate. Change was promised, but people don’t see that change. Instead, the Pain Capable Unborn Child Act still hasn’t passed Congress, even though it’s the right thing to do and even the politically smart thing to do. It’s a leader’s job to produce results. The leadership in the Senate and the House need to produce results… or they need to step aside.

Fiorina also said it was a mistake for McConnell to have ruled out a potential government shutdown fight over the Planned Parenthood videos…

These Planned Parenthood videos have horrified Americans across the country–regardless of party affiliation or whether you are pro-life or pro-choice–and the pressure on Congress will be enormous. This is about the moral foundation of this nation. We have to ask every Democrat how can you continue to support taxpayer funding for an organization that decides how to kill a baby to best harvest its organs?

“This isn’t a political battle,” she added. “This is about saving lives. We now have a majority in both houses. On this issue, I don’t believe we should take any option off the table.”

That’s a change for Fiorina, who back in 2013 criticized Cruz for leading the Senate GOP caucus into a shutdown fight over funding of Obamacare. She is now at least rhetorically on Cruz’ side on the question of putting Democrats to the question of whether to shut down the government over a de-funding of Planned Parenthood.

Or perhaps Fiorina, a former CEO at Hewlett-Packard, simply understands negotiation better than do McConnell and Boehner – and recognizes that even if a shutdown is at the bottom of acceptable alternatives it isn’t wise to take it off the table when attempting to build leverage in dealing with the intransigent Democrat in the White House.

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