As the new Congress is just now convening, Tea Party House members are posing a threat to John Boehner’s position as Speaker of the House.
The Daily Caller lists these Repubs as planning to vote against Boehner:
– Walter Jones (North Carolina)
– Jim Bridenstine (Oklahoma)
– Thomas Massie (Kentucky)
– Ted Yoho (Florida)
– Louie Gohmert (Texas)
– Paul Gosar (Arizona)
– Steve King (Iowa)
– Dave Brat (Virginia)
– Marlin Stutzman (Indiana)
– Gary Palmer (Alabama)
– Justin Amash (Michigan)
– Randy Weber (Texas)
– Curt Clawson (Florida)
– Tim Huelskamp (Kansas)
– Jeff Duncan (South Carolina)
Should the opposition get 29 votes, the House then moves to a second round of voting.
While I doubt Boehner’s Speakership is in jeopardy, it would be embarrassing for him to be pushed to a second ballot.
The vote begins about 12:30pm ET.
UPDATE: Boehner was re-elected to the Speakership with 216 votes. Twenty-five Republicans voted against him. We’ll see how that shakes out later. Nancy Pelosi received 164 votes from Democrats.
In the end, 25 Republicans voted against Boehner – the most against a sitting Speaker since 1923.