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Don't Expect Any IL Republicans To Join In The Boehner Rebellion

Speaker [mc_name name='Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)' chamber='house' mcid='B000589' ]
Speaker [mc_name name=’Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’B000589′ ]

A rebellion is taking place within the Republican conference ahead of Tuesday’s vote for Speaker of the House.

Speaker [mc_name name=’Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’B000589′ ] is in a bit of trouble between the CRomnibus passed last month that kicks the executive amnesty fight down the road, and fully funds Obamacare for the fiscal year, and the recent controversy involving majority whip [mc_name name=’Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’S001176′ ].

All it would take to keep Boehner from getting another term as Speaker is for 29 patriots to vote for someone, anyone else as Speaker.

Texas congressman [mc_name name=’Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’G000552′ ], and Florida congressman [mc_name name=’Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’Y000065′ ] have thrown their hats into the ring for possible consideration as Speaker.

As Conservative Review’s Daniel Horowitz points out the goal isn’t to outright have Gohmert of Yoho become Speaker but to have them(or anyone else) get enough votes so as to deny Boehner the Speakership on the first ballot forcing the GOP establishment to put forward someone different who then could unite conservatives and the establishment.

Oklahoma congressman [mc_name name=’Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’B001283′ ] has already pledged to be one of the 29 to deny Boehner another go as Speaker.

Don’t count however, on any Republican from the state of Illinois to join in the Boehner rebellion.

Bob Dold, [mc_name name=’Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’K000378′ ], [mc_name name=’Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’S001179′ ], [mc_name name=’Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’R000580′ ], [mc_name name=’Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’D000619′ ], and [mc_name name=’Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’S000364′ ] are all loyal establishment Republicans that do the bidding of House leadership and you can guarantee that they will vote for Boehner.

Congressman [mc_name name=’Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-IL)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’H001059′ ] is also likely given to be a yes vote for Boehner after he, along with all other IL Republicans, voted for the CRomnibus in December.

The wildcard could be incoming congressman Mike Bost from far southern Illinois.  A former state Rep. Bost, by default, becomes the most conservative member of the Illinois delegation and could endear himself to conservatives nationwide by bucking the state trend.

cross posted from USofArn.com