by Tony Lee 11 Oct 2013, 3:43 PM PDT
On his radio show on Friday, Fox News host Sean Hannity said House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), along with the rest of the Republican leadership in the House, had to be replaced.
"I do think leadership in the House needs to change," Hannity said. "I don't think John Boehner is equipped for the job. I don't think he has the stomach to negotiate. I don't think he has the ability to communicate the positive, solution-oriented vision for the country."
"How hard is it?" Hannity asked. "Why aren't these guys out there explaining what their vision is?"
For instance, Hannity said Republican leaders have not done a good job of explaining how America's plentiful domestic energy sources can lead to prosperity. He also cited issues like health savings accounts and ways to reduce the country's debt to preserve the nation's solvency as missed opportunities. He said the GOP has a "communications problem" that has been reflected in the party's bad poll numbers.
Hannity also ripped Republican leaders in Washington for "alienating" the Tea Party. Hannity named Senators like John McCain (R-AZ) and Bob Corker (R-TN) for being the top offenders and said their "unwillingness to stand strong" and constant bashing of the Tea Party is "irritating every conservative I know."