Main | Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Teabaggers Predict Boehner Loss

Just posted to Breitbart:
Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL), one of the Republican alternatives to John Boehner for Speaker, tells Breitbart News he predicts Boehner will not win re-election on the first ballot in the speakership election coming shortly after noon on Tuesday. Yoho says he’s hearing an outpouring of support from members conference-wide. “There will be more against the Speaker,” Yoho replied when asked if more than 29 Republicans will vote for a Republican alternative to Boehner. “I’m telling you this is not something that just happened. This is something that people talked about, that we’ve got to have a new speaker. I’ve talked to members who have been here for 20 years who think they’re great guys but think we need to have great leadership. If you believe in that, this is your opportunity.” When further asked if Boehner won’t be re-elected on the first ballot at least, Yoho replied: “Yes, sir.” This is the first public prediction that Boehner could be forced to, at least, a second ballot.
The vote will be carried live at 12:30PM by C-SPAN.

UPDATE: Here's a Tea tally from Daily Caller. Only 28 anti-Boehner votes are needed to send the issue to a second ballot where support could fracture.
UPDATE: Watch the vote live here.

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