Senior sources cited that House Speaker John Boehner may resign tonight
News that House Speaker John Boehner may resign or be voted out as House Speaker tonight is being reported by several alternate news sites, the Sean Hannity show, and through Twitter.
The news is circulating due to last night's passage of the fiscal bill where 86 Republicans including Boehner voted yes while 151 Republicans said no. That appears to have opened the door that problems now exist in the Republican Party and with a Republican Caucus meeting occurring right now,speculation that Boehner may resign or be voted out tonight is on the rise.
Some are stating that he is resigning while others, such as Politico writer, Jake Sherman tweeted, “Boehner is not resigning tonight. His office says it’s made up.”
Ron Meyer Jr., spokesperson for the activist group American Majority Action, appeared on MSNBC with Martin Bashir where he said that he is hearing rumors form reliable sources that House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) will resign the speaker-ship tonight.
However, a few hours ago, outgoing Republican Congressman Jeff Landry wrote an opinion piece on Brietbart and shared his view that it is time for new Republican leadership.
“Thanks to the leadership of Speaker John Boehner, the House passed a bill which raises taxes by $620 billion while cutting spending by a mere $15 billion over 10 years. Usually, a compromise is an even trade (one-for-one). In this trade, House and Senate Republicans traded $41 dollars in tax hikes for every $1 dollar in spending cuts—not exactly a balanced approach,” said Landry.
“All the while, Speaker Boehner’s approval rating has dropped to 17%—lower than Nancy Pelosi and every other national leader. His speakership has been a massive failure. As an outgoing member of Congress, let me say what my colleagues can’t: We need fresh leadership now, or the Republican Party will lose in 2014 and beyond, “Landry said.
“Conservatives can thank the Republican establishment for this profound failure.”