Speaker Boehner’s future is seriously in doubt as Speaker of The House. Thank you Ms. Kstreet607. Happy Holidays.
Originally posted on The Fifth Column:
Speaker of the House, John Boehner has some ‘splainin’ to do…
It’s hard to overestimate the significance of what happened — or, more accurately, didn’t happen — on the House floor tonight.
Roughly 24 hours after publicly pledging that the House would pass a bill that would extend the current tax rates for all but those earning $1 million or more, Speaker John Boehner was forced to admit defeat — putting out a statement explaining that the legislation lacked the requisite support to bring it up for a vote on the floor.
To be clear: This was a gambit by Boehner designed to be a show of force to President Obama. This was Boehner putting himself out on a limb in hopes wavering members would follow him. This vote mattered to Boehner.
And he lost it.
It’s not clear what the fallout within the chamber will…
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