Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Did John Boehner Imply He'll Step Down As Speaker?

His rather nuanced answer to the question is leading some to believe that his days may be numbered. As Boehner put it: "I'm living on borrowed time" ....

(Western Journalism) “Listen, I’m going to be 65 years old in November,” Boehner stated. “I’d never thought I’d live to be 60. So I’m living on borrowed time.” In addition to his age, Boehner has had to deal with a large number of rebellious House conservative Republicans.

How large a number? According to conservatives involved in the deliberations, 40 to 50 new members have already verbally committed to electing a new Speaker. Conservative organizers say that they could force Boehner to step aside as Speaker in late November, when the incoming GOP conference meets.

Boehner downplayed the dissent coming from Tea Party Republicans. He said the following:

I’m up for reelection, and I expect to be speaker, and this issues comes up from time to time, probably more often than I’d like. I have a very good relationship with my colleagues — on both sides of the aisle.

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1 comment:

  1. If bonehead were leaving the house, it would be an event worth celebrating.

    Bonehead is an embarrassment to both the nation and the state o fOhio.


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