Joseph Curl | Palace intrigue: Minimutiny mounting against John Boehner

The rank and file aren’t happy.

A minimutiny may be underway in the House of Representatives as another conservative has come out to announce that he will oppose Rep. John Boehner in his re-election bid as House speaker.

Rep. Jim Bridenstine did not mince words in his press release Friday, titled “I Will Not Vote for John Boehner.” In the brief statement, the Oklahoma Republican complained that Mr. Boehner joined forces with President Obama on the $1.1 trillion budget bill known as the CR/Omnibus, which he said “blocked our newest elected Republicans from advancing conservative policy and delivering on campaign promises.”

“With this vote, Republicans gave away the best tool available to rein in our liberal activist President: the power of the purse. The power of the purse is Congress’ Constitutional strength,” Mr. Bridenstine wrote.

While his statement bashed the president, not the speaker, Mr. Bridenstine wrote that Mr. Boehner’s support for a bad bill makes him unqualified for the top House post.


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