In an exclusive interview, Former Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner told USA TODAY's Susan Page that he believes embattled Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz should resign if indicted.
If the Florida congressman refuses, Boehner said, House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy should move to expel him from the House.
"When a member gets in trouble, it splashes back on all the members," Boehner said in an interview about his memoir, "On the House," which is being published Tuesday by St. Martin's Press. "Members are innocent until proven guilty," he said, but then repeated the policy he followed during eight years as the leader of House Republicans: "If there's an indictment, that was a clear line members were going to step down."
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