Tuesday, July 26, 2011

House GOP revolt

Speaker John Boehner: This gavel is almost as big as my head.

Uh oh!

Republicans in the House are revolting against the Boehner paln. Rep. Jim Jordan (R., Ohio), who said the Boehner plan didn't cut spending enough, heads a group that includes 178 of the 240 Republican House lawmakers.

Five other House Republicans have also announced their opposition: Reps. Louie Gohmert of Texas, Tom Graves of Georgia, Tim Huelskamp of Kansas, and Connie Mack and Steve Southerland of Florida. 

Mr. Boehner can only lose 22 GOP votes for his plan to pass the House. House Minority Whip Steny Hoyernsaid "very few" Democratic representatives would back the Boehner plan, scheduled for a vote Wednesday.

graphic courtesy of the Freaking News

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