Speaker Boehner’s future is seriously in doubt as Speaker of The House. Thank you Ms. Kstreet607. Happy Holidays.
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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