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JOHN BOEHNER STEPS DOWN AS HOUSE SPEAKER, HANDS GAVEL TO NANCY PELOSI

imageWASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles) – It is the end of the Republican Party as we know it.

Citing the fact that he has lost all credibility and support even from his fellow Republicans, John Boehner made the shocking announcement today that he was stepping down as speaker of the House of Representatives.

The final straw came when Boehner invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before a joint session of Congress, bypassing the Office of the President. He came under intense criticism not just from Democrats but his fellow Republicans, especially those who are familiar with the U.S. Constitution’s provision for the separation of powers among the three branches of government.

What was more shocking in today’s announcement was that Boehner said he had tried to convince other House Republican leaders to step up to assume the position of speaker, but none of them wanted to do so (especially after that embarrassing letter signed by 47 Senate Republicans to Iran, undermining the Obama administrations’s nuclear negotiations with that country.)

So, in an unprecedented move never before seen, or imagined, in U.S. history, Boehner turned over the gavel to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

The historic photograph of the turnover says it all (see photo).

Was it a kiss of unity and reconciliation, or a Judas kiss?

The eyes of the entire nation, and entire world, are on the U.S. Congress.

JOHN BOEHNER DOES NOT HAVE ENOUGH REPUBLICAN SUPPORT TO BE REELECTED HOUSE SPEAKER

Boehner, left, and Mitch McConnell
Boehner, left, and Mitch McConnell

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.

Stats quo.