Rush Limbaugh on Monday speculated that the “Republican establishment may in fact be so desirous of getting rid of the Tea Party as its base, they may be willing to lose some elections in order to get rid of their base and put up a new base.”

The conservative radio host also referenced a story on the Drudge Report indicating that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is claiming that House Majority Leader John Boehner told her to wait until next year for immigration reform.

Limbaugh went on to air comments made by Boehner seemingly referring to conservative lawmakers like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).

“Frankly, I think they’re misleading their followers. I think they’re pushing our members to places that they don’t want to be. And frankly, I just think that they’ve lost all credibility. You know, they’ve pushed us into this fight to defund Obamacare and to shut down the government,” Boehner said on Sunday.

Now, Limbaugh explained, the GOP establishment is “livid that Ted Cruz and his gang engineered, with public support, what happened in the government shutdown.”