WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles) – On Tuesday, January 6, the U.S. House of Representatives will formally elect the next speaker. Incumbent John Boehner may not be it.
At least two conservative hard-liners are now offering themselves up as candidates to unseat Boehner.
Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Florida, said this weekend that he won’t support Boehner as speaker when lawmakers vote Tuesday, and offered himself up as an alternative. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, did the same thing on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends Sunday.”
A poll conducted by The Adobo Chronicles shows that 60 percent of Republican congressmen are planning not to vote to reelect Boehner. Click on video for Boehner’s reaction to the poll.
Determined to keep his post as the second in line in case the President of the United States dies or is incapacitated, Boehner intensified his reelection campaign by courting the House Democrats. He told reporters that based on his personal conversations with his Democratic colleagues in Congress, he has at least 40 percent support from those in the opposing party. “That means I am assured of being reelected speaker,” he said.