Thursday, June 20, 2013

'Maybe' John Boehner Will Lose His Job Over Immigration Reform

Well, there's certainly some hopes for that among tea party conservatives unhappy with establishment Republicans, so we'll see. But listening to Boehner at this clip it appears the Speaker's got a good handle on the politics of immigration reform.

And see Politico, "John Boehner: ‘I get a lot of hatchets’":
Speaker of the House John Boehner is confident he will retain the speakership despite party challenges over immigration.

“I fully expect to be Speaker,” Boehner told CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo on Thursday, according to a transcript released before the interview aired on “Closing Bell.”

“As the Speaker I take a lot of hits, I get a lot of hatchets thrown at my back every day. Listen, it’s — it comes with the territory,” Boehner said, responding to a question about recent challenges to his speakership over immigration.

POLITICO reported on Tuesday that Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) called for Boehner to be removed from the speakership if he, as Boehner had suggested he might, pushed the immigration bill through the House without support from the majority of his party. Later that day, Boehner assured members of his party that he would not be violating the so-called “Hastert rule” to pass immigration reform.