Here is video of GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz on with Sean Hannity last night where he said he has no doubt that John Boehner will be re-elected as Speaker of the House today when the 113th Congress convenes. There had been some speculation among conservatives yesterday that a group of Republicans might have the votes to unseat him as Speaker. Does not look like that is the case. It will be interesting to see if anything unusual develops.
The new House sessions begins Thursday @ noon. The Speaker vote should happen soon after.— Robert Costa (@robertcostaNRO) January 3, 2013
If 17 R’s vote for someone besides Boehner, it goes to 2nd ballot. Hasn’t happened since 1923. House must keep voting until it picks Speaker— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) January 3, 2013
Two Reps to watch today: Outgoing RSC chair Jim Jordan (Ohio), Jeb Hensarling (Texas). Those frustrated by Boehner take many cues from them— Robert Costa (@robertcostaNRO) January 3, 2013
Eleventh Hour: Speaker Boehner Moves to the Right: The Speaker of the House will be elected today and some conse… bit.ly/ZeT2bU— Big Government (@biggovt) January 3, 2013