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May 29, 2014


Boehner Allies Plot Tea Party Crackdown

Politico: "They've given John Boehner constant headaches during his three years as speaker. Now, Boehner's friends are trying to make sure that a small pocket of tea-party-aligned Republicans won't have a chance to derail his speakership next year. And if they try, they could be punished."

"A group of his closest allies -- including fellow Ohio Republicans like Pat Tiberi -- are discussing tactics such as trying to change GOP Conference rules to punish members who do not support the party's nominee during a floor vote. A lawmaker who bucks the Republicans' choice for speaker could lose committee assignments -- or worse. Boehner's allies have already stripped some Republicans of their committee assignments for straying too far from the team."












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