Boehner Scrambles for Plan B

“After 52 GOP lawmakers brought down a three-week spending bill for the agency, House Speaker John Boehner and his leadership team were scrambling Friday to find a way to keep the Department of Homeland Security from shutting down at midnight. The vote was a demonstration of the limits to Boehner’s authority, and one of the most humiliating setbacks of his time atop the Republican Conference,” Politico reports.

“There was no sense that Boehner would step down from the speakership, but leadership aides and key lawmakers didn’t reject the idea outright.”

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