Former House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said in a recent interview that he knew Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) would become Speaker of the House because it was part of God’s plan.
CNN’s Dana Bash asked Boehner in an interview that aired on Sunday how he was able to get Ryan to change his mind and take the job of Speaker.
“I laid every ounce of Catholic guilt that I could on him,” Boehner recalled. “You have no choice, this isn’t about what you want to do, this is about what God wants you to do.”
“And God has told me, he wants you to do this,” he added. “I pulled it all out.”
“Paul was the right guy at the right time and I knew he didn’t want to do it, he kept telling me he didn’t want to do it. But it was obvious to me that he was the right person for the job, and I had to do everything I could to convince him.”
Watch the video below from CNN’s State of the Union, broadcast Nov. 1, 2015.
WATCH: Alabama GOP official berates reporter about Sodom and Gomorrah after she questions his anti-LGBT rant
Republican Mobile County Treasurer Phil Benson defiantly told a reporter from a local news station to read the biblical story of Sodom and Gomorrah when she came to ask him about his recent anti-LGBT rant that he posted on Facebook.
The controversy surrounding Benson started when he reacted angrily to a story about a bakery getting sued for refusing to serve an LGBT wedding.
"Freaking queers have gotten too much sympathy," Benson wrote on Facebook in response to the story.
Local news station NBC 15 sent out reporter Andrea Ramey to question him about his remarks, and he tried to insist that she read Chapter 19 of Genesis, which details the destruction of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah over their tolerance of homosexuality.
WATCH: Princeton professor jerks a knot in MSNBC anchor for defending ‘innocence’ of racist Harvard reject
Princeton professor Eddie Glaude gave MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle a lesson in social justice on Tuesday after she spoke out in defense of a student who was rejected by Harvard over racist remarks.
During a panel discussion on MSNBC, Glaude argued that Kyle Kashuv should face consequences for his actions, which include using the N-word and calling to "kill all the f*cking Jews."
A Maryland school told them to be quiet — but see what these students did
Following the Parkland school massacre, students from Montgomery Country, Maryland were angry, grieving and scared. So what did they do? They quickly formed MoCo Students For Change and mobilized an estimated 6,000 students from over 40 schools in the area to attend a student rally on Capitol Hill that they organized to fight against gun violence.
In Brave New Films’ latest #YouthInAction series, we get a glimpse of what it’s like to organize this event through the perspective of the MoCo students themselves. Watch as they fight for their survival.