(Republicaninformer.com)- According to reports, the former House Speaker John Boehner toured the corridors of the United States Capitol last Wednesday night, sparking speculation that he could once again lead a Republican majority.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is working hard to win the 218 votes he needs to become Speaker of the House. However, getting the votes is proving challenging. The Republican Party will enter the 118th Congress with a slender majority and limited room for defectors for the California Republican. Representatives Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Andy Biggs (R-AZ), and Ralph Norman (R-SC) all oppose McCarthy’s ambition to lead the Republican Party.
Gaetz tweeted on November 18th:
Kevin McCarthy (Establishment-CA) is now reduced to threatening and pushing incoming freshman House members to vote for him. We have enough votes to compel a change.
Many are reportedly opposing McCarthy.
Reports show it is not specifically stated in the United States Constitution that the Speaker must be a sitting member of the House. A hypothesis regarding Boehner becoming the next speaker has circulated. The Ohio Republican had returned to his old haunts for unknown reasons.
Boehner, a weepy centrist, led the Republican Party from 2007 to 2015. He has spent his retirement sipping wine, sunning, smoking cigarettes, and selling legal marijuana.
Which was probably what he did between 2007 and 20015 also.
Something funny happened to John Boehner in 2015.
Boehner’s team could not secure enough votes to re-elect him as Speaker.
According to Breitbart, House Speaker John Boehner planned to call up on the House floor a measure from Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) that, if passed, would have removed him as Speaker of the House.
Boehner wanted to disgrace Meadows but changed his mind after learning that his whole leadership structure lacked the votes to re-elect him as Speaker before the August recess.
At the start of that Congress, 25 members voted for a Republican alternative, and many more eventually were dissatisfied with Boehner and his leadership allies’ actions.
Other members, including those who sought to oust Boehner, would publicly oppose Boehner during the month of August at town hall meetings and in media appearances.
Boehner wasn’t wanted as Speaker then, and he isn’t wanted now.