New House Of Representatives May Rebuff Speaker John Boehner Today

New House Of Representatives May Rebuff Speaker John Boehner Today

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.

You can watch on C-SPAN here.

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.