“Is Bohner proposing something here?”
No. Just more obfuscation. The gop “leadership” is putting up a strawman bill to defund boehnercare. It’s a separate bill that will be defeated in short order so funding can go on as planned with a second bill that follows along with it.
Basically it allows the gop wing of the uniparty to say they were against boehnercare before they were for it.
I never understood what Cruz was up to . It was always certain to me that Bohner would in the end send a CR to Senate w Obama-care funding if not doing so would result in a shutdown that he would get blamed for.
So this little Bohner trick I think is : House GOP passes a defund CR to Senate and Bohners says “OK Ted, here is your defund bill. We did what you said. Now pass it in the Senate”
Of course Reid probably never takes it up, and Reid gets way more than the 51 he needs to pass the CR with Obama-care. Then at the last minute Bohner puts up same bill in house and passes it with Dems, no shutdown.
There is a word going around that Bohner will retire after this term, and if so after the next election we will see who steps up to run for Speaker,