Skip to comments.Pressure Mounting For Challenge To Boehner As Speaker (Eric Cantor's name floated)
Posted on 12/12/2012 4:06:55 PM PST by drewh
Rep. David Schweikert of Arizona, another of the removed Republicans, suggested he could support House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia for speaker.
Asked point-blank if he would vote for Cantor, Schweikert offered a humorous response: Its bad enough being removed from your committee Id actually like not to be chairman of janitorial supplies if I answer that.
According to Bloomberg, any budget deal Boehner might reach with President Obama would need Cantors support to insulate the speaker from rebellion in the GOP ranks, but there is no guarantee that Cantor would stick with Boehner if a negotiated deal included higher income tax rates for top earners.
National Journal reported, Murmurs of some sort of challenge, or other conservative demonstration, against Boehner tied to the speaker election are percolating amid rising angst over a potential cave by Boehner on taxes in fiscal cliff talks.
And National Review reported Monday that if fiscal cliff talks are viewed as having gone sour for conservatives, Rep. Tom Price could consider putting his name into consideration for the speaker post.
Price has been mentioned as a potential 2014 primary challenger to Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., and even a quixotic challenge to Boehners speakership might score him more points with conservatives, National Journal disclosed.
As for the rebellious Republicans, Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, who was one of four members removed from his committee assignments reportedly due to his differences with the GOP party line, refused to commit to supporting Boehner and told CNN that the speaker needs to be willing to make amends.
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Would Cantor be any better?
Nope......Meet the new boss, same as the old boss....
Paul Ryan - a no-brainer!
Cantor and Ryan are both Boehner clones.
Bring in the Clones.
“Would Cantor be any better?”
In truth, not a whole lot - but - I am so sick of the ‘crybaby’ that if this was the only deal on the table, I’d take it. And my belief is that it is NOT on the table. The Rinos have marvelous powers of self preservation. We’ll probably have to endure two more years of the ‘crybaby’.
agree, either would be somewhat of an improvement
Michelle Bachmann or Louis Gohmert...either will do.
I can Fedex the tar, the feathers, and a rail for RINO Boo Hoo Boehner.
Is there some subset of people dissatisfied with Boehner who don’t realize that Cantor will not differ from him in any appreciable way at all?
Seriously. Is there?
What gorgeous men!!!
Trey Gowdy would be awesome.
NO! Cantor is NOT an improvement!
Not sure WHO would be, given the number stepping up to the mike, suggesting we cave?
Ya know, the Speaker doesn’t have to be a sitting Congresscritter.
We could draft Newt, and at least he’d punch some folks in the mouth!
How would you like to see Newt explaining to Barack, what will and won’t happen?!?!?
Boehner’s replacement needs to be conservative. The conservatives left in the republican party should agree on someone, and then inform Boehner who the vote is for. If Boehner doesn’t get the rest of the party on board - no deal on Speaker.
Conservatives need to stand firm, be organized, and drive positive change.
We are witnessing the end of the Republican Party, and it is a couple of decades late in my opinion.
I've held my nose and voted against Democrats for a very long time now, and I'm done.
“Trey Gowdy would be awesome.”
Ding, ding, ding, we have a winner!