"It was a tipping point," Gurr said. "I'm not a big fan of getting involved in the internal politics of another country."
In the Enquirer interview, Gurr said he staunchly opposes the efforts toward comprehensive immigration reform proposed in the Senate.
"They keep saying the immigration system is broken," he said. "That's absolute nonsense."
Boehner has held his seat in Ohio's 8th District since 1991.
Last year, he faced a primary challenger in tea party activist David Lewis, who ran as a more conservative alternative to the House Speaker. Boehner soundly defeated Lewis by a 5 to 1 margin, and was uncontested in November's general election.