"We have two options," said Boehner, according to a draft of his talking points obtained by Politico.
"We can throw in the towel. ... Or we can pull together and fight our way out of this hole."
Boehner also outlined his long-awaited policy agenda, hoping to retake the momentum into the fall.
He was expected to begin his remarks by reminding his conference that there are 172 days until Election Day and then urging them to stick together as the fall out from three straight special election losses continues.
"To change the game, we have to show Americans we're agents of change," he said. "Showing Americans we're agents of change requires an agenda, and it requires a message."
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