House Speaker might face challenge to keep his title
John Boehner might face a challenge today to remain the Speaker of the House. And it appears that Texas Congressman could play a role in his future.
The vote will take place this morning, according to Humble Congressman Ted Poe.
“The House votes. It’s a recorded vote. It’s a public vote. You’ll see it at about 11:30 Central Time,” Poe told Matt Patrick on The 9-5-0 yesterday.
Boehner is under fire for multiple reasons, including postponing debate on a bill that would have given aid to Hurricane Sandy victims in New York and New Jersey. Republicans like Texas' Louis Gohmert are also unhappy with Boehner over the fiscal cliff bill that was just passed.
“The Promise that was made by John Boehner two and a half years ago was not delivered. We got a deal that ended up not cutting any money. We’re still going to spend over a trillion dollars,” Gohmert told Sean Hannity on FOX News last night.
Gohmert says Washington is writing checks that our children are going to have to pay in the future.
“Until we get this right, we are failing future generations. This is abysmal. We should be making the cuts instead of gorging this generation with money we don’t have,” Gohmert explained.
Republicans are angry over Boehner’s decision to put off a vote on the Sandy bill. But Poe told Patrick it was the right call.
“We’ll have a debate on Sandy, but I personally believe the $60B was too much pork,” Poe explained.
So which way is the Congressman leaning - for or against Boehner?
“I cannot discuss that issue today,” Poe stated.
Boehner needs a majority to retain his speakership. The only other candidate is Nancy Pelosi, but that could change.