There has been a crescendo of voices calling for the firing of Speaker of the House John Boehner. The Speaker and the House GOP Steering Committee purged four conservative House members, two from the Budget Committee and two from the Financial Services Committee.
Boehner failed to effectively win negotiations with The World’s Most Dangerous Community Organizer and appointed moderate committee chairs. He pushed milquetoast policies like the tax hikes found in CRomnibus, the $1.1 trillion spending bill that failed to target TWMDCO’s executive action on immigration enforcement.
The Hill has an updated Whip list of the growing number of Republicans who say they will vote on Tuesday to deny him a third term as Speaker. The speakership vote takes place on the House floor and will be broadcast on C-SPAN. He will need 217 votes. If 29 Republicans vote against him he will lose his gavel.
Over the weekend, Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) and Louie Gohmert (R-TX) announced they would run for speaker against Boehner.
Rep. Steve King (R-IA), in a piece at Breitbart.com wrote, “The American voters elected 87 freshmen Republicans to the House of Representatives, every one pledged to repeal ObamaCare. Then, our soon to be Speaker told us we would not and could not use the Constitutional ‘power of the purse’ to block implementation of ObamaCare.”
“I am convinced Congress will not be allowed to restore its Constitutional authority under his Speakership and by refusing to do so, cannot call upon the courts to do so. How then, can I take an oath to the Constitution and put up a vote for John Boehner, almost in the same breath?”