John Boehner says he thought he’d be dead by now

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John Boehner says he expects he’ll still be Speaker of the House one year from now, but his expectations don’t always come true.

“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,” he told Texas Tribune CEO and Editor-in-Chief Evan Smith on Monday.

When asked if he would serve his full two years if he wins in November, he avoided giving a firm answer.

“Listen, I can’t predict what’s going to happen,” Boehner said.

And even though he said it’s too early to talk about presidential nominees in 2016, he did give his support to one candidate in particular.

“Jeb Bush is my friend, I think he’d make a great president, and I’ve been nudging him for some time,” Boehner said.


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