Speaker election

Heritage Action Fires Back at Boehner for Criticizing Tea Party

Andrew Desiderio, Mediaite

“I would welcome a public conversation with @SpeakerBoehner about the role of money in politics,” Michael Needham tweeted, adding “there are millions of pro-lifers who feel betrayed who would love a conversation with Boehner on tactics.” 

Dan Webster: Boehner Should Open Speaker Process to More Mems

John Gizzi, NewsMax

2 weeks after a boomlet among his fellow conservatives in the House made Rep. Dan Webster the Repub. with the most votes for speaker against Boehner, the FL lawmaker said that "more members should be included in the process" to "enhance our leadership." 

Boehner Rebellion Signals Tough Road Ahead for GOP

Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner

With more than two dozen Republican lawmakers now on record in their opposition to House Speaker John Boehner, GOP leaders this year may face a repeat — or worse — of the struggle to pass critical legislation in Congress.

Mr. Speaker, Rep. Richard Nugent Speaks For Millions Of Us

It is not enough to say you are a conservative, or to personally hold conservative views on the issues, leadership requires fighting and WINNING battles to govern according to conservative principles.

Huelskamp: Many Reps Fear Boehner's Retribution

Ian Hanchett, Breitbart

“If you're found to be voting against the speaker, you don’t get the chairmanship, you don’t get to move up. Your bill doesn’t get heard on the floor. If they knew there wouldn't be any revenge or punishment, from the estab., they'd have voted with their constituents [who] wanted change.”

Boehner Foe Could Face ’16 Backlash

Cameron Joseph & Jonathan Easley, The Hill

Daniel Webster may have hurt his reelection chances with his ill-fated challenge to Speaker John Boehner. He was the leading GOP vote-getter in the scattered conservative challenge to Boehner’s reelection as Speaker, pulling a dozen supporters.


Ian Hanchett, Breitbart

“If [FL Repub. Congressmen] Webster & Nugent are being punished, then we’re going to have another fight real quick and it’s going to be pretty nasty. We can’t let that stand if they’re going to be punished” he declared.

Boehner Moves To Punish Dissenters, Despite Past Statements

Alex Pappas, Daily Caller

Reps. Daniel Webster & Richard Nugent are both losing their seats on the House Rules Committee, Politico reported Tues. evening. Both FlL Repubs. voted for Webster instead of Boehner earlier in the day.

Breaking Through Politics of Fear, Self Preservation

Daniel Horowitz, Conservative Review

The people of this country are on our side. The groundswell of anti-Boehner phone calls into cong. offices coming off the holiday season was nothing short of awe-inspiring. One member said that this was the most unpopular vote he has ever taken.

Mulvaney Slams Boehner Opponents Hard

Sean Sullivan, Washington Post

The last time there was a speaker vote, Rep. Mick Mulvaney didn't vote for Boehner, protesting against the Ohio Repub. by voting for no one. On Tues., he did vote for Boehner. He had some not-so-nice things to say about the movement to try to defeat Boehner.

Anatomy of a Failed Coup

Joel Gehrke, National Review

National Review's Gehrke says that Boehner’s opponents waited till the last minute to marshal an attack on his leadership. Here come the lame excuses by gutless conservatives who failed to join 25 of their colleagues, who they left hanging. 

Levin's Not Buying Labrador's Excuse For Boehner Vote

Mark Levin, Facebook

Labrador wrote, "[Boehner] assured me that he wants to change the way the House is run. He asked for my help moving the House in a more conservative direction & promised that this would be a model for how he’ll conduct himself in the 114th Congress."

Liars In Congress Are Our First Primary Targets For 2016

The Tea Party rebellion is many things, but as much as anything it is a demand for a government, and leaders, who tell the truth. 

Where Is Jim Jordan?

Erick Erickson, Red State

While Louie Gohmert is willing to run against Boehner, there are enough other conservatives on the sidelines waiting for Jordan. Jordan himself remains silent. There are congressmen who would gladly vote for Rep. Jim Jordan, but for no one else.

Speaker Seeks to Squash Rebellion

Scott Wong, The Hill

Boehner's seeking to stamp out a rebellion from a vocal group of Tea Partiers who are determined to deny him a third term. While the conservatives may not have the numbers they need to force a 2nd ballot for Speaker, they're working to send a message to Boehner: Don’t count on us.

SKing Backs 3RD Conservative Alternative To Boehner

Alex Griswold, Daily Caller

In an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, conservative Iowa Republican Congressman Steve King backed a third conservative alternative to Speaker John Boehner: Florida Republican Congressman Daniel Webster.

SC TEA Party Leader: Oust Boehner

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

South Carolina Tea Party convention leader Joe Dugan, the head of the Myrtle Beach Tea Party, is putting his state’s GOP House members on notice: he wants them to vote against John Boehner for Speaker on Tuesday.

Boehner Lackey Attacks Gohmert, Yoho

Right Scoop Staff

Boehner lackey, Rep. Tom Cole, attacked both Gohmert and Yoho for running against Boehner, calling them ‘unprofessional’ and ‘very disappointing.'

Myth vs Fact: Speaker's Election

Daniel Horowitz, Conservative Review

If 29 members vote for someone other than Boehner, the process goes to a 2nd ballot & a brokered conference meeting. That is where conservatives' leverage begins to negotiate concessions from the inevitable litany of people who will toss their hat into the ring.

The Republicans Who'll Vote Against Boehner

Scott Wong, The Hill

John Boehner is slated to win another two years as Speaker on Tues. when House lawmakers cast their first vote of a new Congress entirely controlled by Repubs. But don’t expect the public roll call on the House floor to be drama free.