House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) has expressed desire to continue leading his Republican colleagues in the House for the next consecutive term.
During a candid chat hosted by the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, Boehner talked about politics, policy and lot more about his future plans.
During the conversation, he also hinted at the possibility that he might not complete his next term.
Talking about his upcoming plans, Boehner said that he is running for reelection.
“I expect to be speaker after November’s elections,” he said.
“This issue comes up from time to time. I have a very good relationship with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle. Even in my party, even with some people with which we have disagreement almost every day, I have a good relationship with them as well. It’s open, it’s honest and it’s straightforward. So, I’m looking forward to it,” Boehner said while shedding lights on his prospects of repeating the next term.
While responding to a question from Texas Tribune CEO and Editor-in-Chief Evan Smith over serving his full term, he said, “Listen, I can’t predict what’s going to happen. I’m going to be 65 years old in November. I never thought I’d live to be 60 so I’m living on borrowed time.”
When asked about his plans for the GOP’s 2016 presidential nomination, Boehner said, “I will stay out of the race.”
However, he batted for Jeb Bush’s name for the top post.
He said, “Bush has been my friend, I think he’d make a great president and I’ve been nudging him for some time.”
When asked about the candidature of Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich, Boehner said, “I love John Kasich. We play golf together. I’m not endorsing anybody.”
“I said of potential presidential candidates.We’ll let them sort it all out,” he stressed.a