Sunday, January 6, 2013

Coup Attemp Against Boehner!

As you will soon see on there was a coup attempt against John Boehner's speakership this week that was called off at the last minute. This is what news sources say:

Tea Partiers and many conservatives were determined that John Boehner not be re-elected Speaker. Reports circulated that 20 members were ready to vote against John Boehner which would have been enough to prevent a first ballot election as Speaker and if they held firm, it may have forced a replacement. Instead, the coup broke up. They were unable to agree on an alternative to Speaker Boehner, with all twelve members who voted against Boehner scattering.

New York Republicans representative Peter King almost led a coup this week when Boehner refused to allow debate on aid to victims of Hurricane Sandy, and outside the chamber, he joined New Jersey governor Chris Christie and New York's Democratic governor Andrew Cuomo is lambasting Boehner and other Republicans for standing in the way of relief to their constituents.

A group of dissident Republicans failed on Thursday to push Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) to a second ballot in his election as Speaker and potentially replace him as leader of the House.
Twelve House Republicans broke from Boehner in a tense public roll-call vote, either by voting for someone else or deliberately not voting at all — five short of what would have been needed to force a second ballot.

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