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Monday, March 09, 2015

Dems Vow to Protect Boehner From Conservative Coup

Tea Party Republicans contemplating a bid to oust Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) shouldn't count on Democrats to help them unseat the Speaker.

And without their support, there is no chance to topple Boehner in this Congress.

A number of right-wing Republicans, long wary of Boehner's commitment to GOP efforts attacking President Obama's policy priorities, have openly considered a coup in an attempt to transfer the gavel into more conservative hands.

But Democrats from across an ideological spectrum say they'd rather see Boehner remain atop the House than replace him with a more conservative Speaker who would almost certainly be less willing to reach across the aisle in search of compromise. Replacing him with a Tea Party Speaker, they say, would only bring the legislative process — already limping along — to a screeching halt.

“I'd probably vote for Boehner [because] who the hell is going to replace him? [Ted] Yoho?” Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) said Wednesday, referencing the Florida Tea Party Republican who’s fought Boehner on a host of bipartisan compromise bills.

“In terms of the institution, I would rather have John Boehner as the Speaker than some of these characters who came here thinking that they're going to change the world,” Pascrell added.



Anonymous said...

Boner is the Dem's BFF. The RINO has got to go.

Anonymous said...

All the more reason he needs to go!

Anonymous said...

They just voted him in, make up your mind.

Concerned Retiree said...

DemocRATS know who will cave and who will stand Conservative. Boner and Ole McDonald in the Senate always cave.

Anonymous said...

I would like to see the TEA party do it BUT they shouldn't attempt it unless they are positive they could pull it off.Better to wait until after the 2016 election.