Skip to comments.Jeb Hensarling Refuses To Rule Out Run For Speaker Against Boehner
Posted on 05/13/2014 5:51:46 AM PDT by cotton1706
Republican Texas Rep. Jeb Hensarling said Monday that he is not going to say no at this time to running against John Boehner for the House speakership after the 2014 midterm elections.
Hensarling, identified as the leading conservative challenger for Boehners job, sat for an interview with conservative talk show host Hugh Hewitt Monday, following Boehners less-than-zealous statement to the Texas Tribune that he intends to run for speaker again but cant promise that he will finish his next term.
Speaker Boehner announced today hes standing for re-election as speaker, Hewitt said to Hensarling, asking the congressman if he was surprised by Boehners decision.
No, I wasnt surprised, Hensarling said, adding that he doesnt find post-November leadership speculation all that useful.
Would you rule out running against him if he stood for re-election? Hewitt asked.
Well, Ill just give the same answer I just gave, Hensarling replied. If I could look you in the eye, I would tell you that Im spending somewhere between zero and a negative number in thinking about leadership races. (RELATED: Cantor sabotages Hensarling in quest for speakership)
But thats not a no, Hewitt said.
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He'll need just about all the Republicans. He won't get it.
Even two years, people try to oust Nancy Pelosi and John Boehner, but it never works. How about term limits for leadership....can we at least start there?
If this traitor’s own idiot constituency cannot get rid of him, then it is up to the rest of the members of the House to do it. At least as many that can stop his treachery.
“Even two years, people try to oust Nancy Pelosi and John Boehner, but it never works. How about term limits for leadership....can we at least start there?”
Newt instituted term limits for Speaker and committee chairmen. I would be for term limits for all leadership as well. Boehner’s been leader since Tom Delay was deposed.
Isn’t Boehner hinting that he’s done? This could end up being a wide open race.
Only if Cantor doesn't get reelected.
Better him than Cantor.
I thought I heard awhile back,he was not going to seek reelection to the speakership.Which explains why he’s all for immigration prior to the election.