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Sun Jan 6, 2013, 11:27 PM

House GOP Insurgents Called Off “Coup” Against Boehner A Half Hour Before Vote


House GOP Insurgents Called Off “Coup” Against Boehner A Half Hour Before Vote

The election of a Speaker would have gone to a second ballot — until one House Republican got cold feet:

A group of disaffected conservatives had agreed to vote against the Ohio lawmaker if they could get at least 25 members to join the effort. But one member, whose identity could not be verified, rescinded his or her participation the morning of the vote, leaving the group one person short of its self-imposed 25-member threshold. Only 17 votes against Boehner were required to force a second ballot, but the group wanted to have insurance.

Even with 24 members, the group would easily have been able to force a second ballot round, but the effort was aborted in frenetic discussions on the House floor


Jonathan Strong’s article at RollCall.com is filled with juicy details.

http://www.alan.com/2013/01/06/house-gop-insurgents-called-off-coup-against-boehner-a-half-hour-before-vote/




All the details in the article on the link below...

Boehner Coup Attempt Larger Than First Thought
http://www.rollcall.com/news/boehner_coup_attempt_larger_than_first_thought-220607-1.html

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Tx4obama Jan 2013 OP
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ashling Jan 2013 #4
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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 11:30 PM

1. I may not like Boehner but like Canter less.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 11:35 PM

2. Cantor? Hensarling?

I'm starting to have a certain affection for the old sot.....

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 11:51 PM

3. His crying probably forced the abortion

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 11:53 PM

4. Your subject line immediately made me think of this

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Response to ashling (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:05 AM

5. LOL - Perfect! n/t

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 08:54 AM

6. Chicken shits

They were probably worried Boner was going to flog them with his golf clubs.

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