In light of Rep. Louie Gohmert‘s (R-Tex.) announcement that he will challenge House Speaker John Boehner when the full House of Representatives votes on Tuesday, in addition to the growing number of conservative Republicans who have said they will not vote for Boehner, one GOP representative is not happy with his fellow members.
Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.), a deputy majority whip, blasted the challenges to Boehner, calling them not serious and disappointing.
“Any of these people that wanted to run could’ve run in the conference elections, and none of them did,” Cole said on Morning Joe. “So by going out and not voting for the conference choice, you’re not attacking John Boehner — you’re really attacking the Republican conference that you say you’re part of, so I find it, frankly pretty unprofessional and very disappointing.”
Boehner is facing opposition from a growing number of conservatives — politicians and talk show hosts alike — who say he is abandoning the party’s principles. But despite the dissent, it is unlikely that Boehner’s re-election is in danger.
Watch the video below, via MSNBC (starts at around 1:45):
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