Boehner compares political climate to 1776

Americans are preparing for a "political rebellion" the likes of which haven't been seen since 1776, House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) said in an interview published Tuesday morning.

"They’re snuffing out the America that I grew up in," Boehner told the Pittsburgh-Tribune Review, referring to Democrats.

"Right now, we’ve got more Americans engaged in their government than at any time in our history. There’s a political rebellion brewing, and I don’t think we’ve seen anything like it since 1776," he added.

The minority leader promised that if Republicans take back the House — which he declined to predict would happen — there will be a vote on repealing healthcare reform.

"We are going to do everything we can to make sure that this law and this program never really takes effect," he said.