“I have no idea how that turned out at all,” said Boehner, who acted as a speaker from 2011 to 2015.
Meet the Press host Chuck Todd described the America First Caucus as the latest example of white supremacy in the Republican Party.
“America is a country of immigration,” said Boehner. “We’ve been the giant melting pot in the world for 250 years. And we should celebrate the fact that we are that giant melting pot. And seeing some members of Congress go out and start this America First Caucus is – it’s the silliest thing I’ve ever seen it. And Republicans have to denounce it. “
Boehner said one of the biggest regrets of his time as Chairman of the House was the failure to reach an agreement with former President Barack Obama on immigration reform.
“Our immigration system is a mess. It’s broken from top to bottom. And it needs to be fixed so that it’s fairer to Americans who are here and fairer to those who are trying to get here,” Boehner said of his The memoir “On the House” was published last week.