There has been a lot of speculation that John Boehner's job as Speaker could be in jeopardy. Now Breitbart is reporting that could very well happen:
American Majority Action spokesman Ron Meyer told Breitbart News late Tuesday that enough House Republicans have banded together in an effort to unseat House Speaker John Boehner from his position--they just need a leader to take up the mantle.
“At least 20 House Republican members have gotten together, discussed this and want to unseat Speaker Boehner--and are willing to do what it takes to do it,” Meyer said. “That’s more than enough to get the job done, but the one problem these guys face is they need a leader to coalesce behind.”
The name being floated is Eric Cantor. That might seem like a long shot, but look at the vote last night on the fiscal cliff bill:
Republican House Speaker John Boehner voted in favor of the deal, as did House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, his party's failed vice presidential candidate. But Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy voted against it.
So there's a big rift in House leadership right now. On top of that the vote break down on the Republican side was 85 voting for the bill and 151 voting against it. That could be enough to really make things interesting.